A 20-year-old murder suspect has been bailed after a woman died last week.

Neighbours say a woman repeatedly screamed “murder” after discovering the woman's body in her home in Mitcham.

Police pronounced a 63-year-old woman dead at the address on Thursday, July 6.

A neighbour, who did not wish to be identified, said she heard the distressed woman shortly after 10.30pm in Edgehill Road. By the time she had dressed, other residents had gathered outside to console two women, believed to be mother and daughter.

The neighbour said a Polish family had only recently started renting the terraced property in the leafy residential street.

She said: "It was very frightening, too close to home.

"There was blood everywhere, and she just kept screaming murder. I asked if she knew the woman was definitely dead, but she didn't speak much English."

Croydon Guardian:
Forensics in the front garden of the Mitcham property today, July 7

Police were called at 10.43pm and say the victim sustained head injuries.

It was reported the 20-year-old man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of murder had been bailed until early August. Police later said he was detained under the Mental Health Act, and continues to be detained.

The victim and suspect were known to each other, police stated.

The house and a side-gate leading to an alley behind a row of houses have both been taped off today, (July 7). Forensics were seen searching the property and front garden.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 0208 721 4961 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police say investigations are ongoing.