Woman in her 70’s murdered inside her Croydon home

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after woman was found fatally injured in her Croydon home.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 10:40hrs on Wednesday, 21 June to reports of a woman, aged in her mid-70s, found dead at a house on Ladbrook Road, SE25.

Her family has been informed. Formal identification is yet to take place.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of Ladbrook Road.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn, said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation but I am urging anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible.


“An elderly woman has lost her life and it is vitally important that we establish what happened.

“Did you hear anything, or see someone in the area who looked out of place? Please call us.”

Officers will remain in the area and anyone with concerns is advised to speak with them.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

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