Man charged with murdering 89-year-old grandmother in Croydon

A 31-year-old man has been charged with murdering his grandmother in south London.

Verushan Manoharan is due to appear in court later on Thursday after being charged with stabbing 89-year-old Sakunthala Francis to death.

Emergency services were called to a home in Brigstock Road, Croydon, at about 9.20pm on Tuesday. Paramedics tried to save the woman but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Manoharan was arrested a short while later at another address in Croydon. He is due to attend Croydon magistrates court, the Metropolitan police have said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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