Police are continuing to appeal for information after a man was ‘punched, kicked and potentially stamped’ to death under a bridge in Plumstead.

Tadas Jarusevicius, a Lithuanian national, was found bludgeoned to death last Wednesday (September 23).

A special post-mortem gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head and neck.

He is believed to have lived under the flyover, near the train station along the High Street, along with a group of other men of Lithuanian and eastern European origin.

Detective Chief Inspector Will Reynolds, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command is leading the investigation.

He told News Shopper: “It was a violent third party attack.

“He’s sustained a number of quite serious injuries.

“We can’t say for sure if it’s one person or more because of his life style. There may be injuries just through his chaotic lifestyle which weren’t part of the attack.

MORE TOP STORIES “It may have been caused by kicking and punching, and potentially being stamped on.

“We can’t say for sure if he’s been attacked with a weapon. He died of blunt force trauma; it could have been caused by a physical attack with no weapon."

Mr Jarusevicius, whose father lives nearby, came out of a relationship in December last year which is thought to have contributed to him living on the streets.

He has a daughter from this relationship.

DCI Reynolds said: “He’s got an ex-partner living locally. Due to the breakup of his relationship he’s found himself in hard times living on the streets.

“He’s become a little bit lost in life I would imagine to find himself under the flyover.

“We can put him sleeping there regularly.

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“He moved consistently within a group of Lithuanian, eastern European males who gathered under the flyover.

“We can put him sleeping there regularly.

“He moved consistently within a group of Lithuanian, eastern European males who gathered under the flyover.

“They got up to travel into Woolwich or Lewisham, most of the day without being too critical they would try and find work or most of the day would be spent in town squares drinking or sleeping.”

He was found by a member of his community early in the morning, and DCI Reynolds was trying to piece together his crucial last hours.

He added: “He’s more likely to have come into conflict within his own group than anyone outside that group.

“We just need to find him on the day of the 22nd Tuesday, did he go underneath the flyover on his own or was he with someone?”

Despite there being no CCTV in the secluded spot under the bridge he remained optimistic about catching the killer, or killers.

So far seven people have been arrested on suspicion of his murder. 

If you have information call the incident room on 020 8721 4205, 101 or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.