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Man, 23, is arrested on suspicion of murder after pensioner, 74, was stabbed to death in

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner was stabbed to death in south-east London.

The Metropolitan Police said it was called to a residential address in West Park, Greenwich, at midday on Tuesday to reports of an injured man.

A 74-year-old was found with a knife wound and died at the scene shortly before 12.30pm.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner was stabbed to death in south-east London

The Metropolitan Police said it was called to a residential address in West Park, Greenwich, at midday on Tuesday to reports of an injured man

A 74-year-old was found with a knife wound and died at the scene shortly before 12.30pm

Police said the 23-year-old arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder was known to the pensioner

The suspect was taken to a south London police station and remains in custody, police said

A crime scene remains in place outside the property in Greenwich, south-east London tonight

Police said the 23-year-old arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder was known to the pensioner.

He was taken to a south London police station and remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran 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 the incident.'

A crime scene remains in place.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 2489/19JAN.

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