Post Mortem Carried Out on Dewhurst Road Murder Victim

Examination confirms man died of head injury

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A post mortem examination has been carried out on the body of a murder victim from Dewhurst Road in Brook Green.

The examination, which took place on Sunday, October 23 at Fulham Mortuary, gave the man's cause of death as head injury caused by blunt trauma injury.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information about the killing.

Police say they were called by the London Ambulance Service at around 3.55pm on Friday, October 21 to reports of a body at an address in Dewhurst Road in W14.

Officers attended and located the body of a man aged in his late 50s.

Enquiries continue to trace the next of kin and we await formal identification.

An incident room has opened at Barnes under Detective Chief Inspector Howard Groves (Homicide and Serious Crime Command).

DCI Groves said: "It is believed that the victim was attacked inside his home between 7pm on Thursday October 20 and some time the following morning.

"I am 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 and no weapon has been recovered.

October 24, 2011