Horror as woman, 89, stabbed to death

An 89-year-old woman has been stabbed to death at a residential home in south London.

She was found at the home in Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, at about 21:20 BST on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police said. Paramedics tried to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man in his 30s was arrested at another address in Croydon soon after.

The murder suspect and the woman who died knew each other. No-one else is being sought over the death.

Hours earlier in a separate incident in north London a 37-year-old woman and her five-year-old boy were fatally stabbed in Barnet, north London.

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