Tributes left at murder site in Edendale Road, Barnehurst

PUBLISHED: 15:38 26 January 2012 | UPDATED: 15:43 26 January 2012

Floral tributes from the victim's family have been left at the site

Floral tributes from the victim's family have been left at the site


Tributes have been left at the site of a murder in Edendale Road, Barnehurst after two residents were tied up in their home during a burglary last night.

Edward Syrad, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene last night at around 10.25pm after suspects entered the home, tied up the two occupants and stole some of their property.

Today the victim’s son laid flowers at the site. The message said: “Dear dad, I can’t believe that someone can take your life from us, I love you with all my heart and can’t believe you’re gone.

“I can’t tell you how much I am going to miss you. Love your son Colin xxxxx.”

An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, and enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances of the incident.

DCI Cliff Lyons said: “One line of enquiry is burglary although at this early stage of the investigation we are keeping an open mind with regards to a motive.

“We would appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything, or has any information regarding this murder, to come forward and assist police.”

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

No arrests have yet been made and the next of kin have been told.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4961, if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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