95-Year-Old Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Murdering His 61-Year-Old Carer

A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, after a 61-year-old woman died from head injuries in hospital.

According to a report on Sky News, Scotland Yard detectives believe the woman was wounded during an altercation at a house in Islington, north London, where it is thought she had been employed to work as the man's carer.

Details on the case are minimal - however the Guardian have reported that two ambulance crews were sent to the property at 4.15am after a call was received.

The scene in Islington where the incident took place. Credit: PA
The scene in Islington where the incident took place. Credit: PA

A spokesman for the ambulance service told the paper: "We treated one person at the scene and took them to hospital as a priority."

Police were then called a hospital in north London just after 7am, after the woman had been admitted with injuries. However, she died from her injuries around 11am the following day.

The 95-year-old suspect was taken to hospital as a precaution by police because of a pre-existing condition, according to reports. The Metropolitan Police said he has been granted bail, but is going to remain in hospital until he's moved somewhere where 'his complex health and care needs can be managed'.

Credit: Islington Police Station / Twitter
Credit: Islington Police Station / Twitter

Neither the identity of the suspect or the victim have been released yet, but police confirmed that there are no other suspects in the investigation.

"Detectives from the CID based at the Central North Command Unit investigate," said a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Force. "Officers are not seeking any other persons in connection with this investigation."

The woman's family have been notified of her death, and it's been reported that a post-mortem will be carried out.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The police spokesman said: "A murder investigation has been launched after a woman died from head injuries following an incident in Islington.

"Police were called at approximately 7.10am on Thursday, May 24 to a north London hospital where a 61-year-old woman was admitted suffering from head injuries.

"She died in hospital at 10.57am on Friday, May 25."

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Mischa Pearlman

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