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Man, 74, ‘killed’ at home as 23-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder

A 74-year-old man was found suffering from head injuries at a home in Wild Goose Drive, Lewisham, south east London, after police were called over concerns for the welfare of an occupant at the property

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A murder investigation has been launched after the death of a 74-year-old man.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 4.55am on Friday to reports of concerns for the welfare of an occupant at an address in Wild Goose Drive, Lewisham, south east London.

The Metropolitan Police said a 74-year-old man was found suffering from head injuries at the scene and was pronounced dead just before 6am.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and was taken to a south London police station.

Police said the deceased and the suspect were known to each other.

The Met is awaiting formal identification of the victim.

Detective Inspector Steven Keogh, investigating from Specialist Crime South, said: “At this very early stage we retain an open mind as to the circumstance surrounding this death, but I can confirm that we are not seeking any other persons in connection with this isolated incident which involved one victim.”