Mitcham murder: Probe launched after woman found dead with head injuries in south-west London

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A murder probe has been launched after a woman was found dead with head injuries at a house in Mitcham.

Police raced to the property in Edgehill Road at about 10.45pm on Thursday following reports of a disturbance.

The 63-year-old woman was found with head injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.

Scotland Yard said murder detectives arrested a 20-year-old man who was known to the victim close to the scene.

He remains in custody at a south London police station.

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Next of kin have been informed.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4961. 


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