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Pensioner 'murdered son in kitchen after row'

A 74-year-old man stabbed his son through the heart in the kitchen of his south London home after a row, the Old Bailey has heard.

Officers found 44-year-old Joseph James in the hallway of his father Ossie James' home in Brockill Crescent, Brockley, in February last year.

Jurors were told police found a pool of blood on the kitchen floor.

Mr James denies murdering his son, who he said came towards him "like a raging bull".

Neil Moore, prosecuting, said: "When the police arrived, they found the defendant sitting in a chair in the living room."

He had to be restrained by officers as they tried to handcuff him, the court heard.

The following day, he handed officers a prepared statement which said: "He came at me like a raging bull and pushed me down on the kitchen floor and hit me on the head with something. I did not murder him."

The case continues.

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