Police name Catford resident found murdered in home

Barrington Davis, 54, of Torridon Road. Pic: Met police

A Catford resident who was murdered by multiple stab wounds in his home has been named by police.

The man is believed to be Barrington Davis, 54, of Torridon Road. Officers still await formal identification but have informed his next of kin.

Residents of Torridon Road called officers on May 16 around 7 am after they were concerned 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.

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 May 19 and gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

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

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet information to police via @MetCC.

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