Man arrested on suspicion of murder after 54-year-old man battered to death in Goodmayes

The scene of the murder in Goodmayes. Picture: Rosaleen Fenton

The scene of the murder in Goodmayes. Picture: Rosaleen Fenton - Credit: Archant

A 36 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in Goodmayes after a 54-year-old man was found battered to death next to a burnt out car last week.

The scene of the murder in Goodmayes. Picture: Rosaleen Fenton

The scene of the murder in Goodmayes. Picture: Rosaleen Fenton - Credit: Archant

Just before 6am last Monday, a man’s battered body was found discovered next to a burnt out car in Castleton Road.

Police officers attended the scene and the 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 36-year-old was arrested in Croydon on Sunday on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at this stage.

Inquiries to trace and inform the man’s next of kin are ongoing and formal identification has not yet taken place.


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A post mortem examination on Tuesday, May 30, gave cause of death as “blunt force trauma.”

Det Ch Insp Laurence Smith, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in and around Castleton Road and Green Lane from the evening of May 28 into the early hours of the next day.

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“Even if you think your information won’t be of use, I would urge you to make contact and share that information with us.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, can contact the incident room on 020 8345 3985, or police via 101 or @MetCC on Twitter.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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