Man, 78, held after 'burglar' killed

Further Green Road

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The man discovered two intruders in his home in Further Green Road, Hither Green

A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a suspected burglar was stabbed to death.

The homeowner discovered two intruders in Further Green Road, Hither Green, south-east London, at about 00:45 BST.

One suspect, armed with a screwdriver, forced the man into his kitchen where a struggle ensued and he was stabbed, Scotland Yard said.

The 37-year-old was taken to hospital by paramedics but was pronounced dead at 03:40.

The pensioner, who suffered bruising to his arms, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody at a south London police station.

Police said they were called to the property over reports of a burglary where they found a man with a stab wound to the upper body.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination would take place “in due course”, the Met added.

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