Pensioner Murder: 20-Year-Old Man Arrested

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner was found dead in his southwest London home.

Officers discovered the body of 73-year-old Joseph Griffiths after responding to reports of a burglary at the house in Fulham during the early hours of Saturday morning.

He had been stabbed a number of times in what police described as a "violent attack" at the address on Hazlebury Road.

Scotland Yard said there were other people in the house at the time but none were injured.

The 20-year-old is being held at a central London police station.

In a statement Mr Griffiths' family said: "Joe was a husband, father and grandfather, he was a successful businessman who embraced life and lived it to the full.

"He took great pride in his business and it gave him immense satisfaction that three generations of the Griffiths family were employed there.

"Joe's sudden and tragic demise has shocked and saddened all who knew and loved him, and has left a great void in all our lives. We will miss his forthright views and wicked sense of fun."

Detective Chief Inspector Steven Lawrence, of the Met's Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: "We continue to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anyone suspicious prior to or after this incident or anybody who has any information which would assist us.

"We are conducting house to house inquiries in an around Mr Griffiths' home and forensic examinations are also ongoing."

Anyone with information should contact the Belgravia Police Incident Room on 020 7321 7228 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.