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Arrest over Joseph Griffiths 'burglary' stabbing death

Joseph Griffiths
Image caption Tests showed Joseph Griffiths died from a fatal stab wound

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a householder stabbed to death during a suspected burglary in south-west London.

Joseph Griffiths, 73, was found fatally hurt at his home in Hazlebury Road, Fulham, on Saturday morning. Police think he may have disturbed a burglar.

The 20-year-old was arrested on Tuesday morning and remains in police custody.

Paying tribute to the victim, his family said the businessman's killing had left a "great void" in their lives.

The Metropolitan Police said there had been other people in the house at the time of the attack but none of them had been injured.

Tests showed Mr Griffiths died from a fatal stab wound.

Officers are continuing to appeal for information.

Mr Griffiths, who owned a car repair business, was married with two sons and had seven grandchildren.

A statement from the family said: "Joe was a husband, father and grandfather, he was a successful businessman who embraced life and lived it to the full.

"He took great pride in his business and it gave him immense satisfaction that three generations of the Griffiths family were employed there.

"Joe's sudden and tragic demise has shocked and saddened all who knew and loved him, and has left a great void in all our lives.

"We will miss his forthright views and wicked sense of fun."

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