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Man arrested after pensioner found dead in south London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman in her 70s was found with multiple injuries.

The pensioner's body was found just after noon in Forest Hill in Lewisham, south London.

She was pronounced dead at the scene after London Ambulance Service was called.

Officers believe they know the woman's identity but have yet to inform next of kin or formally identify the body.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

The man, in his 40s, is in custody at a south London police station.