28/11/2008

Inquiry Launched After Son Finds Parents Stabbed To Death

Police have launched an investigation after a young man found his parents stabbed to death at their home in southwest London.

It is understood that the man, believed to be in his late teens or early twenties, arrived at the flat in Wandsworth Road, Lambeth, and discovered the bodies of his parents inside.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that the bodies of a 53-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman had been found suffering from stab wounds at the property and were both pronounced dead at the scene.
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The spokesperson said that the victims would be formally identified once all next-of-kin had been informed.

Post mortem examinations are due to take place later today.

No-one has been arrested and police are appealing for witnesses.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Lawrence from the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: "If you heard or saw anything suspicious in the vicinity, please get in touch with us, or call Crimstoppers anonymously."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on: 0207 321 9251 or Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.

(KMcA)

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