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Third arrest over death of pensioner in Sidcup

PUBLISHED: 10:21 24 June 2015 | UPDATED: 10:21 24 June 2015

Police and paramedics were called to Falloden Way, close to the junction with Addison Way, at 5.20am yesterday

Police and paramedics were called to Falloden Way, close to the junction with Addison Way, at 5.20am yesterday

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Police have launched a murder investigation into the death of Arthur Walters-Girout, 82

POLICE have arrested a third man over the death of a pensioner in Sidcup on Friday.

The 35-year-old was arrested yesterday on suspicion of the murder of Arthur Walters-Girout, 82, who was found dead at his home in Pembury Crescent on Friday.

Two other men, aged 23 and 21, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday. They remain in custody at a south London police station.

Mr Walters-Girout was pronounced dead at the scene after police and ambulance crews were called to his home at about 4pm on Friday.

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.

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.

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