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£10,000 for information about 2005 Belvedere murder

PUBLISHED: 11:05 21 September 2011 | UPDATED: 11:05 21 September 2011

Police are offering the reward for information about former flatmate Sukhdip Singh Chhina, 29 (pictured), an Indian national, whom they have spent six years looking for.

Police are offering the reward for information about former flatmate Sukhdip Singh Chhina, 29 (pictured), an Indian national, whom they have spent six years looking for.

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A £10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the whereabouts of a man police want to speak to in connection with a Belvedere murder in 2005.

Falwinder Singh Badesha, 27, was found stabbed to death at his home in Holmhurst Road, Belvedere, on Wednesday, September 21, 2005.

Now police are offering the reward for information about his former flatmate Sukhdip Singh Chhina, 29, an Indian national, whom they have spent six years looking for.

Detectives believe a fight broke out between the victim and another resident at the home about keeping the house tidy. At the time, there were four young men living at there, all of them visiting from Amritsar City, India, and working locally at a factory.

Detective Inspector Graeme Gwyn, from Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “Someone knows exactly where Chhina is and we would very much like to hear from them. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence but we believe that he holds vital information in relation to this investigation.

“For the sake of his friend’s family, I would urge him to come forward and speak with us.”

It is believed he has contacts in Gravesend, Southall in the West Midlands, Ilford and south-east London.

Chhina is described as 5ft 9ins tall, with short dark hair. When he left the house on the day of the murder, he had a cut to his forehead. He was wearing brown shoes, dark trousers and a coloured checked shirt. He may also have been carrying a plastic bag.

Balwinder Singh Upple, 51, and Kashmiro Upple, 49, both of Osbourne Road, Belvedere, were sentenced at the Old Bailey on January 25, 2007, in connection with the murder.

Kashmiro Upple was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment suspended for two years on two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice. Balwinder Upple was sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for two years on one count of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

If you have any information, call (0208) 721 4805, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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