An 89-year-old woman has been stabbed to death in Croydon, south London.
Emergency services were called to a home in Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, at around 9.20pm on Tuesday. Paramedics tried to save the pensioner but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man aged in his 30s, who knew the victim, was arrested a short while later at another address in Croydon and police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the killing.
A police cordon remains in place around Weldon Court, a small number of homes set back from the main road with several officers standing guard.
One woman, who did not want to be named, said the victim would use a nearby bank where she worked and was a “lovely lady”.
A neighbour, who also did not want to be identified, said: “It’s so scary, right on my doorstep.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting the reference 7790/21jun.