Pensioner murder in New Malden

A murder investigation is underway, following the death of a woman in New Malden.

Police were called at 13:13hrs on Monday, 9 February to an address on Stanley Avenue, New Malden, to reports of a deceased female.

Officers attended the address where they found the lifeless body of a woman in her early 60s.

Next of kin have been informed.

Formal identity is yet to take place.

A post mortem examination will take place in due course.

A 65-year-old man at the address was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at a south London police station.

The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4868; or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.