Man arrested after woman found dead in Balham

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in South London.

Police were called at around 11:40pm on Monday, November 12, to reports of a woman dead at an address on Balham Park Road.

Officers attended along with paramedics.

The woman, believed to be aged 62, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is believed she had been assaulted.

Her next-of-kin have been informed.

A special post mortem will be scheduled in due course.

A man, believed to be aged 66, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at a South London police station.

The man and woman were known to each other.

Enquiries continue by detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 and quote CAD 8110/12 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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