Homeowner, 78, is arrested on suspicion of MURDER after ‘stabbing armed burglar, 38, to death in struggle in his kitchen’

A 78-year-old homeowner has been arrested by murder detectives after clashing with a suspected burglar who later died from a stab wound.

Police were called to a house in Hither Green, south-east London in the early hours of this morning after the pensioner reportedly found two men inside his home.

The homeowner is understood to have been forced into his kitchen, where a struggle ensued, leaving one of the alleged intruders bleeding from injuries to his upper body.

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