Police have arrested a pensioner on suspicion of murder after he fatally wounded an intruder during a suspected burglary at his home.
Two men entered the property in Further Green Road in Hither Green, south-east London, early on Wednesday morning.
One suspect, armed with a screwdriver, forced the 78-year-old into his kitchen after he discovered them, while his accomplice went upstairs, Scotland Yard said.
A struggle ensued, during which “one of the males found inside the property sustained a stab wound to the upper body”, according to the police.
The police were unable to confirm whether the suspect had been stabbed with the screwdriver.
The pensioner, named locally as Richard Osborn-Brooks, suffered bruising to his arms and was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and further arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.