Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead with stab wounds and head injuries.
Officers were called to a flat off Reddown Road in Coulsdon, south London, yesterday evening, October 16.
Police and an ambulance crews found a 59-year-old man suffering from serious injuries and he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 10pm.
The victim's next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be arranged.
Police officers responding to the incident arrested a man in his 30s near to the scene on suspicion of murder.
The man complained of feeling unwell and was taken to hospital.
Local councillor Mario Creatura tweeted: "Sad to report that a murder investigation has been launched following an incident on Reddown Road in Coulsdon last night.
"Our thoughts are with the community during this distressing time – and thanks to the emergency services for their endless support."
Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police or anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4005. To pass on information anonymously, people should contact Crimestoppers.
Officers from the Met's South Area Command Unit will be conducting additional patrols in the area.
Local people with concerns or information about crime in the area are urged to speak with these officers.