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Murder investigation launched after 70 year old stabbed

Police have launched a murder investigation after the death of a man in Soho

Police responded to a call at 1800hrs on December 12th following reports of a dead man at an address in Ormond Yard behind Jermyn Street, SW1.

Officers and ambulance services attended and found the body of a man, aged 70, believed to have been stabbed. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

A 44-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and taken into custody at a central London police station where he remains at this time.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Whilst officers believe they know who the deceased is, they await a formal identification.

The victim and the man arrested are understood to be known to each other and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

A post mortem examination has taken place today, 13 December. Cause of death was given as a single stab wound.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call police via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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