Man named in Hither Green suspected burglary death

The man who died after a suspected burglary incident where a 78-year-old was arrested for murder, has been identified as 37-year-old Harry Vincent.

The police were called by a homeowner to reports of a burglary in progress at an address on South Park Crescent, Lewisham at 12:45am on Wednesday.

The pensioner found two men inside the address and a struggle ensued between him and the men.

It is believed that one of the suspects had a screwdriver and threatened the homeowner with it.

One of the men, aged 37, sustained a stab wound to the upper body.

Henry, who was found collapsed in Further Green Road, suffered a stab wound to the upper body.

He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a central London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:37am.

A post-mortem examination has given a provisional cause of death as a stab wound.

The 78-year-old man suffered bruising to his arms. He was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and further arrested on suspicion of murder.

He was taken to a south London police station and has since been bailed to return to a south London police station on a date in early May pending further enquiries.

The second suspect in the burglary fled the scene prior to police arrival and remains outstanding.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, is leading the investigation.

He said: “I would like to speak with anyone who has information regarding the outstanding suspect from the burglary, who is believed to be a white male; he may have told someone what happened at the address.

“It is possible that he fled the scene in a vehicle, possibly a white van, leaving the scene in the direction of Further Green Road. Did you see this vehicle? Do you know where it went after this? I ask anyone who can help to call our incident room as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact the Incident Room on 020 8721 4205 or call 101 quoting reference CAD214/4Apr.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

 


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