Met Police: Officers probe second care home murder in 24 hours

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The victim in the Hayes incident, a 60-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene after being attacked by a fellow resident.

Police are probing two murders at separate care homes in London within hours of each other.

Emergency services crews were called to an adult care facility in Hayes, west London, late on Monday night (January 2) and one in Newham, east London, in the early hours of yesterday (Tuesday, January 3).

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The victim in the Hayes incident, a 60-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene after being attacked by a fellow resident.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at a west London police station.

“Both the deceased and the man arrested were residents at the facility.”

Met Police officer Pc David Carrick has appeared in court facing further charges.Met Police officer Pc David Carrick has appeared in court facing further charges.
Met Police officer Pc David Carrick has appeared in court facing further charges. | Getty Images

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating.

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A 34-year-old who had suffered head injuries was pronounced dead at a home in Newham after police and paramedics were called there at around 3.45am on Tuesday.

A Scotland Yard spokeman said: “A 21-year-old man was arrested at the venue on suspicion of murder.

“He was taken into custody where he remains. Both he and the deceased were residents at the facility.”

There is no suggestion that the two incidents are linked.

A post-mortem regarding the death of the Newham victim is due to be held at East Ham Mortuary today (Wednesday, January 4).