50 year old man arrested over Tooting killing

Detectives investigating the murder of a 50-year-old man in Tooting have made an arrest.

A 47-year-old man was arrested on Friday, 4 May on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at a south London police station.

Police were called at approximately 14:45hrs on Monday, 26 March, to a residential address in Tooting High Street, SW17, following concerns for the welfare of a resident.

Officers forced entry at 15:12hrs and found the body of 50-year-old David Potter from Tooting.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination at St George’s Hospital on Wednesday, 28 March, gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the neck.

Detectives previously arrested a 44-year-old man in Tooting on Wednesday, 28 March on suspicion of murder. He has since been released under investigation.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call detectives at the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at