Lewisham murder victim named as Barrington Davis

A murder investigation continues following the death of a man in Lewisham.

On Wednesday, 16 May at about 7pm police received a call to Torridon Road, London, SE6.

The call was made after residents raised concerns about the occupant of a flat, who had not been seen for some time.

Officers attended, forced entry to the flat and found a man dead at the location.

Although officers await formal identification, they believe the deceased is 54-year-old Barrington Davis of Torridon Road, SE6. His next of kin have been informed.

The death was originally treated as non-suspicious, however on removal to the mortuary some suspicious injuries were noted.

A special post-mortem took place at Greenwich Mortuary on Sunday, 19 May and gave the cause of death as multiple stab-wounds.

A 39-year-old man was arrested on 18 May on suspicion of murder.

He has been bailed to return to a police station on a date in mid-June.

The investigation by the Homicide and Major Crime Command continues.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8721 4005.