Man, 62, charged with murder after fellow care home resident in her 90s dies

A man has been accused of murdering a fellow care home resident in her 90s.

Police were called to reports of an assault at a care home in Catford, London, in the early hours of Monday morning.

A woman was rushed to hospital but later died, with officers arresting a man in his 60s on suspicion of murder.

Both were residents at the care home in Canadian Avenue, Catford.

Alexander Rawson, 62, has been charged with murder and is due to appear in custody at Bexleyheath Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The Metropolitan Police were called to the care home alongside London Ambulance Service.

A police spokesman said: “Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have charged a man with murder following an assault at a care home in Catford.

“Police were called at around 00:40hrs on Monday, 4 January, to a report of an assault at a care home in Canadian Avenue, Catford.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service.

“A woman, aged in her 90s, was taken to hospital where she later died. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

“Her next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

“The same day, a man in his 60s was been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a south London police station.

“On Tuesday, 5 January, Alexander Rawson, 62,of Canadian Avenue, Catford was charged with murder and will appear in custody at Bexleyheath Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 5 January.

“Both the man and the woman were residents of the care home.”