A murder investigation is currently underway after a construction worker was killed on site last week.
The police were called to the central London site last Tuesday after a call from the ambulance service who were treating one of the workers on site. Unfortunately, the 47 year old builder was pronounced dead at the scene.
Initially, reports suggested that the worker had fallen from a height. However, after further investigation it is now believed he was, in fact, a vicim of a serious assault.
A post mortem, conducted last Thursday, discovered that the worker’s cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.
Investigations are now being conducted by the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command. The Detective Chief Inspector leading the investigation described: “Our enquiries have established that the victim was viciously attacked by a male suspect who is understood to have worked at the same site.”
“We continue to appeal for information to trace a man who made off from Hatton Garden towards Chancery Lane, and boarded a Central Line train at Chancery Lane tube station at around 14:15hrs.”
“Were you in the Hatton Garden area at that time, and did you see a man running towards Chancery Lane, or otherwise acting suspiciously?”
“We would urge you to come forward as soon as possible.”
The suspect in question is being described as a white male in his mid 20’s. At the time, he was wearing blue jeans, a blue fleece and brown work boots.
A 24 year old man was also initially arrested in connection to the crime. De-arrested for the murder charge he was initially brought in under though, he was re-arrested on suspicion of assisting the offender.
He has now been bailed pending further investigation enquiries.
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