Murder in Blackheath: Police appeals for witnesses as man is found burnt in car

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Metropolitan Police have discovered the body of a man in his 20s burnt in the boot of a car in South -East London. They are appealing for witnesses.

The Metropolitan Police are appealing to members of the public to help uncover the riddle of a murder which involved a man in his 20s  found burnt in a car in London South East.

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of the body in  the boot of a burning car.

Police officers patrolling the area came across the burning car in Angerstein Lane, Blackheath at about 2 o’clock this morning.

The London Fire Brigade were called and the body of man was discovered in the boot.

Police believe they know the identity of the man and next of kin have been informed. They are awaiting formal identification and a post mortem will follow in due course.

Homicide detectives are appealing for information following the discovery.

The body was found in the boot of a blue coloured Mercedes C-class in Blackheath.

Police officers patrolling the area came across the burning car in Angerstein Lane at about 2 o’clock this morning.

The London Fire Brigade attended and extinguished the fire. Subsequently the body, believed to be in his 20’s, was found in the boot of the car with the number plate V362 SCL.

Police believe they know the identity of the man and next of kin have been informed. They are awaiting formal identification and a post mortem will follow in due course.

An incident room has opened at Lewisham under Detective Chief Inspector Damian Allain from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command.

Police fencing the spot of the heinous crime

DCI Allain said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in or around the Angerstein Lane area that may have seen this car either arrive or seen anyone acting suspiciously as the car was left ablaze, to contact us.

“We already know that the car was last seen around 5:30pm in south east London, so we are also appealing to anyone who can help us identify how the car came to be in Angerstein Lane.”

He added: “At this early stage we don’t believe that this was a random killing, and are exploring the line of enquiry that this was a targeted attack against our victim.”

The police have not been able to confirm however if the crime is black to black related or just the normal criminal incident.

The body of a teenager, Samuel Ogunro was found in a similar circumstances in June last year when he was driven to a secluded  area in a car and the car was set ablaze after he had been shot on the head.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4805 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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