Murder investigation launched after man was found dead in a Lewisham flat

Kevin Quinn (20 May, 2019) Crime

A special post-mortem took place at Greenwich Mortuary yesterday and gave the cause of death as multiple stab-wounds.

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A murder investigation has been launched after police found the body of a man believed to be aged 54 in Lewisham flat.

Last Wednesday, 16 May police received a call to Torridon Road, in Catford at around 7am.

The call was made after residents raised concerns about the occupant of a flat, who had not been seen for some time.

Officers attended, forced entry to the flat and found a man dead. Although formal identification has not been made, officers said the deceased is believed to be the 54-year-old man and his next of kin have been informed.

The death was originally treated as non-suspicious, however police said on removal to the mortuary some suspicious injuries were noted.

A special post-mortem took place at Greenwich Mortuary on Sunday, 19 May and gave the cause of death as multiple stab-wounds.

Police said a 39-year-old man was arrested on Saturday, 18 May on suspicion of murder.

He has been bailed in connection to return to a police station on a date in mid June.

The investigation by the Homicide and Major Crime Command continues.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 0208 721 4005.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet information to police via @MetCC.

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