Man, 53, arrested for killing pensioner, 86, found with fatal head injury in north London home

Man, 53, arrested for killing pensioner, 86, found with fatal head injury at home in north London

  • A man believed to have been 86 was pronounced dead at the Southgate site
  • Met Cops were called to a riot in Chelmsford Road on Saturday
  • A 53-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, police said










A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner suffered a fatal head injury in a home in north London.

The victim, a man believed to have been 86, was pronounced dead at the scene in Southgate when police launched a murder investigation.

Metropolitan police officers were called around noon. 9.40pm Saturday to a disturbance at a property in Chelmsford Road, Southgate.

The victim, a man believed to have been 86, was pronounced dead at the scene in Southgate when police launched a murder investigation.  The picture: Police officers at the scene on Sunday

The victim, a man believed to have been 86, was pronounced dead at the scene in Southgate when police launched a murder investigation. The picture: Police officers at the scene on Sunday

They attended with London Ambulance Service paramedics and the man was found with a head injury, Met said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy will be arranged at a later date.

The Met said a 53-year-old man was arrested on the spot on suspicion of murder.

The victim, a man believed to have been 86, was pronounced dead at the scene in Southgate when police launched a murder investigation.  The picture: Police on site Sunday

The victim, a man believed to have been 86, was pronounced dead at the scene in Southgate when police launched a murder investigation. The picture: Police on site Sunday

It is presumed that the suspect and the pensioner were known to each other.

Police said the victim’s relatives have been informed and will be supported by specialists.

A crime scene is still in place and investigations are underway.

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