Murder Investigation In Wandsworth

Victim was a 73 year old and two suspects were seen in street

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the murder of a 73-year-old man in Wandsworth.

Officers were called at 11.45am on Tuesday 11 February to reports of a disturbance at a home in Selkirk Road.

Passers-by had heard noise and seen two men banging on the door of the property.

Officers, including firearms officers, attended and spoke to the occupants. The male occupant of the house then collapsed. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.53pm.

It is believed the two suspects were seen walking up and down Selkirk Road before banging on the victim's door.

The door was opened and they pushed their way inside. It is believed they then threatened the occupants and searched the house. They left on foot with a number of items of property.

The suspects turned left into Khama Road towards Garratt Lane and went into the area of Tooting Leisure Centre.

The first suspect is described as black, aged 20-30, about 5ft 10ins and slim. He wore a blue jacket with the hood up.

The second suspect was white and slim with facial hair, and wore a light-brown coat.

An incident room has opened at the Homicide and Major Crime Command under DCI Graeme Gwyn: "The suspects were seen walking up and down Selkirk Road just before entering the victim's property. We are appealing for anyone who saw them either in Selkirk Road or making off afterwards to please come forward.

"This was a terrifying incident and tragically the victim then collapsed and died in front of his family and police officers. We are very keen to hear from anyone who has information about what happened or the suspects."

There have been no arrests at this stage.

Anyone who can help is asked to call the incident room on 020 8 721 4805 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

February 16, 2014