Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following a 'brutal and cowardly' assault in Greenwich last week.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service after a man was found unconscious in Greenwich High Road at around 2.15am on February 17.

The victim, Jozef Boci, 30, was taken to hospital and died yesterday (February 23).

Police suspect the assault occurred after an argument started between two groups of men in the nearby North Pole pub.

The victim suffered head injuries after being beaten by a number of men, some reported to be using blunt objects, police say.

Detective Inspector John Massey said: “This was a brutal and cowardly attack. We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or any earlier altercation in the North Pole public house in the early hours of Saturday morning to come forward.

“Your information could be vital in identifying and apprehending those responsible.”

It is believed Mr Boci was living in Catford but was originally from Albania.

Three men, aged 20 and 21, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and currently remain in custody at a south London police station.

A post-mortem examination is set to be arranged while his next of kin have been informed.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0208 721 4868 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

You can also provide information anonymously on 0800 555 111.