London news: Woman in her 90s murdered in care home killing | UK | News (Reports)

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The Metropolitan Police were called at around 00:40am on Monday, 4 January, to a report of an assault at a care home in Canadian Avenue, Catford.

A woman, aged in her 90s, was taken to hospital where she later died.

The same day, a man in his 60s was been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a south London police station.

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Both the man and the woman were residents of the care home.

The Met said in a statement: “Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have charged a man with murder following an assault at a care home in Catford.

“Police were called at around 00:40hrs on Monday, 4 January, to a report of an assault at a care home in Canadian Avenue, Catford.

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“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service.

“A woman, aged in her 90s, was taken to hospital where she later died. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

“Her next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

“The same day, a man in his 60s was been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a south London police station.

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“On Tuesday, 05 January, Alexander Rawson, 62 (16.09.58) of Canadian Avenue, Catford was charged with murder and will appear in custody at Bexleyheath Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 5 January.

“Both the man and the woman were residents of the care home.”

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