Murder charge after woman in 90s killed in Catford care home

A woman in his 90s has died after being assaulted inside a care home in Catford in the early hours of Monday morning (January 5).

Police say a man in his 60s, also a resident of the care home, was arrested on suspicion of murder on the same day, and has today been formally charged by Met homicide detectives.

Officers and paramedics were called to Catford, south east London, at around 00:40am on Monday to reports of an assault at a care home on Canadian Avenue.

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The victim, a woman aged in her 90s, was rushed to hospital but sadly later died.

The same day, a man in his 60s was been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a south London police station.

On Tuesday, January 5, Alexander Rawson, 62, of Canadian Avenue, Catford was charged with murder.

He will appear in custody at Bexleyheath Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 5 January.

Both the man and the woman were residents of the care home.

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