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Woman, 75, stabbed to death in Peckham house

Forensic officers outside house in Ethnard Road, Peckham Image copyright PA
Image caption The victim was found by police who were called to the house in Ethnard Road, Peckham

A 75-year-old woman has been stabbed to death in south-east London.

The victim was found with multiple stab wounds by police who were called to a house in Ethnard Road, Peckham, at 16:00 GMT on Friday.

Paramedics treated the woman but she was pronounced dead 30 minutes later. Her next of kin have been informed.

A 55-year-old man, who was also at the house, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. The Met said the pair were known to each other.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

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Image caption A police cordon remains in place around the house

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, told the Press Association the victim had lived in the area for about 30 years.

"She was a lovely lady, a very nice lady indeed," the neighbour said.

A police cordon remains in place while forensic officers carry out investigations inside the property.

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