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Woman arrested after elderly man 'stabbed to death' at sheltered flat in Belsize Park

PUBLISHED: 14:24 30 June 2014 | UPDATED: 20:36 01 July 2014

Officers at the scene of the murder investigation in Belsize Park. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Officers at the scene of the murder investigation in Belsize Park. Picture: Nigel Sutton

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An elderly woman has been arrested after an elderly man was found dead in Belsize Park today.

The man was found suffering from suspected stab wounds at Spencer House sheltered accommodation. Picture: Nigel SuttonThe man was found suffering from suspected stab wounds at Spencer House sheltered accommodation. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The body was found in a flat in Spencer House, a sheltered accommodation block in Belsize Park Gardens.

Police believe the man was stabbed to death.

Officers were called at about 10.35am and are still on the scene.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Officers attended and entered the address.

“An elderly man was found, believed to have been stabbed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Police said next of kin have yet to be informed.

An elderly woman was arrested at the address in connection with the death.

The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command has been informed.

Allyson Kay, managing director at Centra Care and Support which manages the flats, said: “Our team is on site to offer support to residents following an incident at Spencer House.

“We will be working with the police and local authority to assist them in their enquiries.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased.”

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