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Man, 59, stabbed and beaten to death in flat as suspect arrested for murder

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??Licensed to London News Pictures 17/10/2020 Coulsdon, UK. Police have taped off the scene. A policeman standing guard at the flats. A murder investigation has been launched by police after a 59 year old man was beaten and stabbed in a flat in Coulsdon, London last night. A large police cordon is in place. Photo credit:Grant Falvey/LNP
A police cordon close to the scene off Reddown Road, Coulsdon (Picture: Grant Falvey/LNP)

A murder investigation is underway after a man died in a south London flat on Friday evening.

The 59-year-old was found with knife wounds and head injuries at an address off Reddown Road, Coulsdon, at around 9.30pm.

Despite paramedics being called he could not be save and was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later just after 10pm.

A 30-year-old man was arrested close to the scene on suspicion of murder.

The suspect complained of being ‘unwell’ while in custody and was taken to hospital.

Scotland Yard said the victim’s next-of-kin have been informed, and that a post-mortem examination will take place in the coming days.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Met incident room on 020 8721 4005 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.

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