Four people found stabbed to death in London when a man was arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after four people were found stabbed to death at an address in London. Metropolitan Police say it was called around 1.40am for reports of a disturbance in a home in Southwark, the Mirror reports.

When they were there, officers forced their way in and found three women and a man believed to have been stabbed to death. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, all four people were declared dead on the spot, Scotland Yard said in a statement.

Met has said that officers are in the process of contacting relatives and that autopsy examinations will be arranged soon. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a police station in south London, where he remains in custody.

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Detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating the case. It is believed that all five people were known to each other. Queries continue to establish the circumstances.

The bodies were found at an address in Delaford Road, which is close to the well-known Old Kent Road and South Bermondsey tube station. Residents were asked to stay inside their homes in the early hours as officers set up a barricade. People living in the area said a helicopter flew overhead for an extended period of time before four forensic tents were erected in the road.

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