|Murder Investigation After Man Beaten To Death in Acton|
31 year old man has been arrested
Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was beaten to death in South Acton.
Police were called at approx 22:25hrs on Monday 26 November, to reports of a man found collapsed and injured inside his flat in Grahame Tower, Hanbury Road, Acton, W3.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and a 56 year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. He had suffered head injuries.
Police believe they know the identity of the deceased but formal identification awaits. Next of kin have been informed and a post mortem is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 28 November at Uxbridge mortuary.
A 31 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He currently remains in custody at a west London police station pending further investigation.
It's the second murder in the borough in the last week.
Detective Superintendent Nev Nolan is seeking to reassure residents:
"Following the separate murders of Paula Castle in Greenford on 19 November and a man in Acton last night, we would like to reassure our communities that we are working closely with specialist homicide teams. This has led to the arrest of three individuals, two of whom have been charged with the murder of Paula Castle. Another man is currently in custody in connection with the Acton incident.
"Officers are not seeking any further individuals in connection with both offences which are not linked in any way. As a means of reassurance to the public within the vicinity of Hanbury Road, officers from the south Acton Safer Neighbourhoods team have increased foot and vehicle patrols and will be engaging with residents to answer any concerns and provide up to date information.
"If you would like to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhoods team please call 020 8649 3574. To contact police anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always call 999."
27th November 2012