A 78-year-old man has been arrested in London for the fatal stabbing of a suspected burglar in his home.
Two men entered the home in Further Green Road in Hither Green, south-east London early on Wednesday morning, and are suspected to have been burgling the house.
Scotland Yard said that one of the two men, when they were discovered, forced the 78-year-old into the kitchen using a screwdriver while the other went upstairs.
However, a fracas followed, during which “one of the males found inside the property sustained a stab wound to the upper body”.
Police were called to the property at 12:45am after a 999 call reporting a burglary at the home.
An ambulance later took one critically wounded man to hospital, where he died at 3:37am.
It is unclear whether the man was stabbed with the screwdriver or with a knife, which the police have not yet clarified.
The 78-year-old is in custody at a South London police station on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
Anybody with information should contact the police by calling 101 quoting CAD214/4Apr. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The incident marks the 30th fatal stabbing this year in the capital city, under Mayor Sadiq Khan.