Man charged with murder of pensioner, 74, in New Cross

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<p>Wild Goose Drive, New Cross</p> (Google Maps)

Wild Goose Drive, New Cross

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A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a pensioner in New Cross.

Jack Forde, 23, of Wild Goose Drive, is due to appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The suspect and the victim were known to each other, the Metropolitan Police said.

Officers are still waiting on formal identification of the deceased.

The murder investigation was launched when police were called out to an address in Wild Goose Drive at 4.55am on Friday.

The pensioner was found with critical injuries by the London Ambulance Service and was pronounced dead at 5.57am.

A post-mortem examination held the next day gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head, chest and abdomen.

Forde was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder before he was taken to a south London police station and charged.

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