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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a pensioner in his own home.

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Joseph Griffiths died on Saturday at his house in Hazlebury Road, Fulham.

A post mortem found the 73-year-old businessman had been fatally stabbed.

Investigating offers today arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody at a central London police station.

The family of Mr Griffiths released a statement this morning which said: “Joe was a husband, father and grandfather, he was a successful businessman who embraced life and lived it to the full.

“He took great pride in his business and it gave him immense satisfaction that three generations of the Griffiths family were employed there.

“Joe’s sudden and tragic demise has shocked and saddened all who knew and loved him, and has left a great void in all our lives. We will miss his forthright views and wicked sense of fun.

“Joe leaves behind a wife, two sons and seven grandchildren, who all completely adore and miss him.

“The support from our friends, our customers, old and new has been overwhelming, we greatly appreciate it.”

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information following the stabbing, which happened just before 6.20am.

There were other people in the house at the time but none were injured.

Anyone with information call 020 7321 7228 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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