Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Dewhurst Road murder: Update

An update on the murder which took place at Dewhurst Road W14 has just been sent to me by local police - I didn't originally report this as it is officially outside the Bush but it's clearly something a lot of you are interested in, so I hope this helps. I've noticed writing this blog that you get periods when much of the stories relate to crime and then very large gaps between them - at the moment, sadly, its the crime story time. And as my time last week with the Shepherd's Bush Police showed, there are some pretty serious crims in W12 that need catching. Just the time to be cutting Police numbers, then.

Here's the Dewhurst Road update:

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at approx. 15:55hrs on Friday 21 October to reports of a body at an address in Dewhurst Road, W14.

Officers attended and located the body of a man aged in his late 50s. Next of kin are in the process of establishing the next of kin await formal identification.

A post-mortem examination, which took place on Sunday 23 October at Fulham Mortuary, gave the cause of death as head injury caused by blunt trauma injury.

An incident room has opened at Barnes under DCI Howard Groves (HSCC).

DCI Groves said: "It is believed that the victim was attacked inside his home between 19.00hrs on Thursday 20 October and some time the following morning.

"I'm eager to speak to anyone who was in or near Dewhurst Road during that period. I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity around the address. If you're in any doubt, please contact the Incident Room."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8247 7821; Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There has been no arrest at this time nor has there been a weapon recovered.

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