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Man being questioned by detectives following murder in Acton

News   •   Jan 28, 2019 10:10 GMT

A man aged 33 has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Action.

A murder investigation was launched after was found deceased in a multi-occupancy residential property on the morning of Sunday 27 January.

Police were called to the flat in Alfred Road, Acton, at 10.15hrs following concerns raised for his welfare.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended.

The body of man, aged 34, was found at the scene. He had been fatally attacked. His immediate next of kin have been informed. Efforts are underway to trace his extended family members in Poland.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are now investigating. They are confident they know the identity of man but formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

The arrested man remains at a north London police station for questioning.

DI Mark Richards from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "This man was fatally attacked in his own home. Our efforts are focused on bring the culprit(s) to justice. At this early stage there is nothing to suggest entry to the property was forced. A number of active enquiries are underway including forensic analysis at the crime scene and the gathering and review of local CCTV footage.

"We continue to appeal for help from the local community who may have seen or heard something that could be vital to our investigation. Were you out for a jog or walking around in the vicinity of Alfred Road on the day of the attack? We are ready to take your call and information in confidence."

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call police on 0208 358 0400 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

You can also also tweet information to police via @MetCC

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