Suspect arrested after woman, 89, stabbed to death in south London

An 89-year-old woman has been stabbed to death in Croydon, south London.

Emergency services were called to a home in Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, at about 9.20pm on Tuesday and paramedics tried to save the pensioner but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man in his 30s, who knew the victim, was arrested a short while later at another address in Croydon and police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the killing.

The Metropolitan police said the woman’s family had been told and that a postmortem and formal identification would be arranged.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.