Man arrested on suspicion of murdering fellow care home resident

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A man living in a care home has been arrested on suspicion of murdering another resident.

Police were called to the Imperial Lodge Adult Care Centre in Hayes, west London, shortly before midnight on Monday following reports that a man had been assaulted.

Officers attended the scene accompanied by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service but despite their best efforts a 60-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 44-year-old man, who was also a resident at the facility was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody for questioning.

Police said the victim’s family had been informed and were being supported.

The privately run centre, which looks after 10 patients, is registered to care for those with mental health conditions and substance misuse issues.

The centre received a good rating from the Care Quality Commission at the last inspection.

Investigation launched

Locals reported being woken up by flashing lights and sirens as the emergency services arrived at the scene late on Monday night.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called at approximately 23:50hrs on Monday, 2 January to reports of a man assaulted at an adult care facility in Lansbury Drive, Hayes.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services the man, aged 60, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“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.

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