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Man found murdered in flat

PUBLISHED: 15:41 05 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:15 25 August 2010

A MURDER inquiry has been launched after a man was found dead in a ground floor flat. Police were called to the flat at Vyvyan House, Campbell Close, Greenwich at 10pm on Wednesday (4) The man, who has yet to be identified but is said to be black and in

A MURDER inquiry has been launched after a man was found dead in a ground floor flat.

Police were called to the flat at Vyvyan House, Campbell Close, Greenwich at 10pm on Wednesday (4)

The man, who has yet to be identified but is said to be black and in his mid 30's, was found with injuries to his upper body and head. It is not yet known if he is the occupant of the flat or was a visitor.

Police believe a number of men forced entry to the flat at around 7pm, and assaulted the man.

Detective Chief Inspector Damian Allain, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are appealing for information as a matter of urgency. This attack took place at a time when I believe a number of members of the public would have been in the area going about their business.

"The murder is likely to have involved a number of offenders who probably ran away from the scene, making them highly noticeable to witnesses. I would ask anyone who saw people running or any other kind of suspicious behaviour in the area to call the investigation team."

Police want to hear from anyone who was in the Moordown or Campbell Close area between 7pm and 7.30pm yesterday evening.

At that time two men were seen who police believe could hold vital information.

The first man is black, 6ft, of medium build and in his early 20's. He has short afro hair and was wearing jeans and a dark jacket. The second man is also black, 6ft, of medium build, and was wearing a light grey coat and a grey woolen beanie hat, which had been pulled down.

They also want to hear from two people who contacted police using public telephones yesterday evening intimating knowledge of a stabbing in the area.

If you have any information, contact police on 020 8721 4805 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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