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Murder investigation launched in Eastcote

 Published on: 20th October 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

A murder investigation has been launched in Eastcote following the death of a man and detectives are appealing for witnesses and information. Police were called at approximately 1.10am on Sunday, October 11 to the RE bar in Field End Road following reports of a stabbing Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and a man was found suffering a serious wound to the neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed. Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating. Whilst detectives await formal identification, they are satisfied that the victim is 21-year-old Josh Hanson from Kingsbury. Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, who is leading the investigation, said “I am appealing to anyone who was in the RE bar between midnight and the time of the incident, just after 1am, to contact us. “It is believed there would have been around 40 people present at the time of the incident, many of whom left the venue as paramedics worked to save Josh’s life. It is imperative these people contact us to let us know what they saw. “We are also keen to hear from anyone who was in Field End Road area around 1am Sunday morning who may have seen or heard anything that they now think might be because of the incident at the RE bar. “I would also appeal to anyone who had been at the RE bar throughout Saturday night, even if they left before Joshua was attacked, to contact us.” Any witnesses or anyone with any information for detectives are urged to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org. There have been no arrests at present and enquiries continue. A post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

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