Murder arrest: 51-year-old man stabbed to death in Bromley

A murder suspect was talked down from a roof then tasered after a 51-year-old man was stabbed to death in Bromley last night.

Police were called to Widmore Road around 10.50pm on Tuesday, September 14, following reports of a stabbing, attending with both ambulance and air ambulance crews.

The male victim received emergency medical treatment at the scene, but was sadly pronounced dead 11.56pm.

His next of kin have been informed.

At around 3.30am this morning, police were called to concerns for the welfare of a man on the roof of an address in Burnt Ash Lane.

Officers attended and engaged with a 29-year-old, who later came down.

A taser was deployed and he was arrested on suspicion of murder. He is in custody at a south London police station.

The deceased and the man arrested are believed to be known to each other. Police are not currently searching for anyone else in connection with this incident.

A crime scene is in place and an investigation is ongoing, led by Detective Chief Inspector Chris Wood. He said: “Our thoughts are with the victim at this very difficult time.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation and my team are working to establish what has happened here.

“Anyone who has information that could be useful to our investigation is asked to make contact with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, giving the reference 7874/14SEP.

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