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Murder investigation launched after pensioner killed in own home

PUBLISHED: 09:06 23 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:06 23 June 2015

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Police do not know why 82-year-old was attacked

POLICE have launched a murder investigation into the death of a pensioner in Sidcup on Friday.

Arthur Walters-Girout, 82, was pronounced dead at the scene after police and ambulance crews were called to his home in Pembury Crescent at about 4pm.

A post-mortem examination held on Sunday at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington gave the cause of his death as a head injury.

Mr Walters-Girout has not been formally identified, but police have released his name.

Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway said: “Mr Walters-Girout, a vulnerable man, was attacked in his home.

“We continue to investigate the motive behind this murder and I would appeal to anyone who knew Mr Walters-Girout, or those who live in the neighbourhood, to contact police if they remember any suspicious people or cars in the Pembury Crescent area in the days before his death.”

Anyone with information should call police on 020 8721 4005, or Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday afternoon. They remain in custody at a south London police station.

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