Police in Lewisham have launched an investigation following the death of a man in Catford.

On Wednesday, May 16 at around 7am, police received a call to Torridon Road after residents raised concerns 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.

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Formal identification has not been made, but the deceased is believed to be a 54-year-old man and his next of kin have been informed.

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

A 39-year-old man was arrested on Saturday, May 18 on suspicion of murder.

He has been bailed in connection with the incident and is 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 0208 721 4005. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet information to police via @MetCC.