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Lewisham murder victim named

News   •   May 21, 2019 21:30 BST

Barrington Davis

A murder investigation continues following the death of a man in Lewisham.

On Wednesday, 16 May at about 07:00hrs police received a call to Torridon Road, London, SE6.

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 at the location.

Although officers await formal identification, they believe the deceased is 54-year-old Barrington Davis of Torridon Road, SE6. His next of kin have been informed.

The death was originally treated as non-suspicious, however 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.

A 39-year-old man [A] was arrested on 18 May on suspicion of murder.

He has been bailed 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 020 8721 4005. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet information to police via @MetCC.