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Fulham Murder: Pensioner Found Dead In Home

Police have launched a murder inquiry after finding the body of a pensioner during a call-out to a burglary.

Officers were called to Hazlebury Road in Fulham, southwest London, at 6.20am on Sunday after receiving reports of a break-in.

On entering the house they discovered the body of 73-year-old Joseph Lewis Griffiths, who had suffered a violent attack.

London Ambulance Service was called to the property and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said other people had been in the house at the time, but none of them was injured.

He said: "Police have carried out initial house-to-house enquiries and are in the process of forensically examining the scene.

"There have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries continue.

"We are keeping an open mind as to the motive at this very early stage. Next of kin are aware."

Mr Griffiths was married with two grown-up sons, the spokesman said.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course, he added.

An incident room has been set up at Belgravia Police Station and anyone with information is asked to call 020 7321 7228 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.