Man in his 50s arrested after death of a man in Loampit Vale, Lewisham

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A man in his 50s has been arrested after police were called to the death of a man in Lewisham.

The Met Homicide detectives have launched a murder investigation.

Police were called after 09:00hrs on Sunday, 14 August, to the death of a man at a residential property in Loampit Vale, SE13.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man believed to be in his 30s and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said his next of kin has been informed as formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem is expected to be carried out in due course.

Man in his 50s arrested after death of a man in Loampit Vale, Lewisham
Murder Investigation

Officers arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of murder after attending a south London police station.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John said: "I appreciate there is a lot of concern among local people following this tragic incident.

"While our enquiries are at a very early stage, I am satisfied that there is no wider risk to the community. A man has been arrested, and we are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

"Anyone who feels they might have information that could help us get to the bottom of what has happened here should contact us immediately."

Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry, lead for policing in Lewisham, said: "Our thoughts are with the deceased and his family following this terrible incident.

"My officers remain on scene and will be around in the coming days to reassure the public and support our colleagues in Specialist Crime as they work to establish the chain of events that have led to a man losing his life.

"Anyone who has any concerns, or information that could help us, should approach those officers and tell them what you know; no matter how insignificant it might seem, you may have information that could be very important."

If you have information that could help, call 101 or tweet @MetCC ref CAD 2486/14Aug.

To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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