Man living in care home found dead - with fellow resident arrested for 'murder'

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A police car parked outside the Imperial Lodge care centre (Image: Marcin Nowak/LNP)
A police car parked outside the Imperial Lodge care centre (Image: Marcin Nowak/LNP)

A 60-year-old man has been killed in an assault at a care home, police have revealed.

A murder investigation is under way by Met Police officers who have arrested a 44-year-old male resident of the care home.

Police were called to the Imperial Lodge care centre in Lansbury Drive, Hayes, on Monday, 2 January, at around 11.50pm.

Officers and a team from the London Ambulance Service attended but despite the best efforts of the emergency services the man, aged 60, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Met Police spokesman said: "A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Hayes.

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Man living in care home found dead - with fellow resident arrested for 'murder'Police were called shortly before midnight on January 2 (Marcin Nowak/LNP)

"His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

"A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at a west London police station.

Man living in care home found dead - with fellow resident arrested for 'murder'An investigation into the deaths is under way (Marcin Nowak/LNP)



"Both the deceased and the man arrested were residents at the facility. Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command investigate.

"Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6884/2Jan. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Pictures from the scene this morning showed police cars parked outside as investigations got under way.

Antony Clements-Thrower

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