Man arrested on suspicion of murdering fellow care home resident in Hayes, west London

The 60-year-old died after being attacked shortly before midnight on Monday (stock picture)  (Met Police)
The 60-year-old died after being attacked shortly before midnight on Monday (stock picture) (Met Police)

A resident at a west London care home for adults has been arrested on suspicion of murdering another resident.

The 60-year-old died after being attacked shortly before midnight on Monday, at the facility for adults with mental health and drug abuse issues where he lived.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene in Lansbury Drive, Hayes, but was tragically pronounced dead. His family has been informed.

A 44-year-old man, who was also a resident at the centre, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday.

The arrest comes after another man was charged with murder over the weekend, following the unrelated killing of a woman less than two miles away.

Sheldon Rodrigues, 29, of Willenhall Drive, Hayes, will appear in custody at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with the murder of 39-year-old Stephanie Hansen.

Stephanie Hansen was found dead at her home in Hayesn on New Year’s Eve (Metropolitan Police)
Stephanie Hansen was found dead at her home in Hayesn on New Year’s Eve (Metropolitan Police)

Rodrigues was arrested after officers were called to Stephanie’s home in Willenhall Drive, Hayes on Saturday.

Stephanie, who has since been remembered by friends as “a beautiful young lady and a remarkable environmental heroine”, was found dead inside the property with stab injuries.

Meanwhile, detectives investigating the disappearance of a woman from Lewisham announced on Tuesday morning they have charged a man with murder.

Maureen Gitau, 24, was reported missing by her family on December 10 having last been seen five days earlier, as she left her home in Evelyn Street, Deptford, on December 5.

She has not been found.

Mark Moodie, 54, of Nightingale Place, Woolwich, was charged with her murder on Sunday, Scotland Yard confirmed.

He will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Anyone with information regarding the death of the care home resident in Lansbury Drive can call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting the reference CAD6884/2Jan, or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.