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Man, 62, charged with murder

A MAN has today been charged with murder after a fellow care home resident in her 90s died following an assault.

The victim was rushed to hospital after allegedly being attacked inside the home in Catford, South London, yesterday.

Sadly she couldn’t be saved and was later declared dead.

Alexander Rawson, 62, has been charged with murder and will appear at Bexleyheath Magistrates’ Court today.

Police confirmed both the suspect and woman were residents at the care home.

They were called to reports of an assault at around 12.40am.

A post mortem will be carried out in due course to establish how the woman died.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Scotland Yard said: “Police were called at around 00:40hrs on Monday, 4 January, to a report of an assault at a care home in Canadian Avenue, Catford.

A woman, aged in her 90s, was taken to hospital where she 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, 05 January, Alexander Rawson, 62 (16.09.58) of Canadian Avenue, Catford was charged with murder and will appear in custody at Bexleyheath Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 5 January.”

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