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Woman found dead at a property in Bexleyheath

News   •   Jun 06, 2021 14:00 BST

Detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) are leading the investigation into the death of a woman in south-east London.

Police were called at 15:10hrs on Saturday, 5 June to concerns for the welfare of a woman at a residential property in Barton Close, Bexleyheath.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. An 89-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. We await the outcome of a post-mortem examination

The woman's next of kin has been informed, however we await confirmation that all family members have been made aware prior to releasing her name.

A 57-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He has been released under investigation. The arrested man and the deceased are believed to have been known to each other.