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Man charged with murder of Christopher Ainscough in 1983

News   •   Feb 03, 2021 08:15 GMT

[Victim: Christopher Ainscough]

Police investigating the murder of Christopher Ainscough in 1983 have charged a man.

Anthony Kemp, 58 (13.05.62), of no fixed address, was charged with murder and has been remanded in custody to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 3 February.

He will next appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, 5 February.

In December 1983, police attended Windmill Court in Shoot-Up Hill, NW2 after 50-year-old Christopher Ainscough was found deceased inside his address. It is believed he had been attacked sometime between the 2 and 5 December 1983.

Christopher, who was born in Dublin, had suffered significant head injuries.

A man was arrested on Tuesday, 2 February and charged as above.

Detectives are appealing for any of Christopher's relatives, or anyone who knew them, to make contact.

Anyone that can assist is asked to call the police incident room on 020 8721 4205.