Appeal for help over how man died of loss of blood from a neck injury in Greenwich

Police have been left baffled after a man died after sustaining an injury to the neck as commuters passed by on the way to Plumstead station.

At 6.29am on Wednesday, 28 October, police were called by paramedics to reports of an injured man in Orchard Road.

The 29-year-old man was found bleeding from the neck.

He was taken by ambulance to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7.53am.

Next of kin are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Friday, 30 October found the cause of death to have been loss of blood.

Orchard Road, Plumstead

Chief Inspector Josh Laughton of the Met’s South East Command said: “The status of the death remains ‘unexplained’. At this early stage it remains unclear whether any other persons contributed to the victim’s injuries and we remain mindful that the victim’s family are grieving and we are doing everything we can to bring our enquiries to a swift conclusion.

“I urge anyone who has information that could assist our investigation to make contact without delay.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or has information or footage is asked to contact police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 1046/28OCT.

To remain 100% anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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