MYSTERY surrounds the death of a doorman stabbed in the heart outside a New Cross nightclub, on November 10.

Police would like to speak to revellers at the Paradise Bar, New Cross Road, New Cross, who may have seen the security guard involved in an argument about 10.30pm.

George Napier, a 36-year-old bouncer from New Cross, suffered a number of stab wounds and was taken to University Hospital Lewisham where he was confirmed dead shortly after arrival.

According to a post mortem examination, Mr Napier died from a wound to his heart.

Detective Chief Inspector David Beggs from the Catford Hill Serious Crime Group South, said: It is still not known exactly what happened outside the front of the Paradise Bar. The man, who was a member of the security staff, appears to have been involved in an altercation with a member of the public.

He received a number of stab wounds, but the one which killed him was the one to the heart.

No-one else was injured during the incident and it is still not known exactly who was involved.

We are wanting to speak to a number of people, both white and black, about the incident.

There have been no arrests and police say they are keeping an open mind regarding a motive for the incident.

Det Chief Insp Beggs added: We are appealing for information from anyone who was at the Paradise Bar last Friday night. Any witnesses should call the incident room on 020 8284 7610. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.