A pensioner has been arrested over the death of a woman in Chessington.

The Metropolitan Police said the body of a 48-year-old woman was found at a home in Raynard Close, Chessington, shortly after 1am on Saturday by officers responding to a concern for welfare call.

A 71-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at a south London police station.

Officers believe the deceased and the arrested man were known to each other.

Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating alongside colleagues from the South West Area BCU and Superintendent Richard Smith, of the South West Command Unit, said it was being treated as an "isolated incident".

He said: "We don't believe there to be any wider risk to people living and working in the area. Local officers from our neighbourhood policing teams will be on duty throughout the weekend."