Police are appealing again after a grandfather and his nursery worker daughter were found strangled to death in a scene "like a horror movie" in Deptford.

The bodies of Noel Brown, 69, and his daughter Marie Brown, 41, were found at Mr Brown's flat in New Butt Lane, in the early hours of Monday (December 4).

A family member of Marie contacted police after she failed to return to her home in Southwark having been to check on her father.

Police arrived at Mr Brown's home at 2.45am, two hours and fifteen minutes after they were called and forced their way inside to find the bodies of Noel and Marie.

Detective Superintendent Paul Monk, who is overseeing the investigation into their murders, said: "Today, I am asking for the public's help as part of our investigation into the murder of Noel and his daughter Marie.

"We know that Noel was last seen alive and well at his home by a neighbour at about 8pms on Thursday, November 30. Marie, having grown increasingly anxious about her Dad's wellbeing, went to visit him at about midday on Saturday, December 2. That is the last sighting of Marie alive.

"Our investigation is fast moving and making progress every day. I want to reassure people that we are doing all we can to find those responsible for the murders of Noel and Marie."

Marie, who was a crèche leader at a primary school in nearby Nunhead, is understood to have two daughters aged nine and 18, one of whom suffers from autism.

Friends said Noel, who liked to gamble in nearby Paddy Power and Ladbrokes, was known as a "quiet and nice bloke" who "wouldn't hurt a fly".

DS Monk said there was no evidence of Noel's murder being connected to gambling.

Detective Superintendent Monk continued: "One of the key strands of our investigation is understanding all we can about Noel's life. He was well known and liked locally. We know that Noel used to go to his local betting shop, Paddy Power, in Deptford High Street and had in fact been there during the day he was last seen alive on November 30. There has been speculation that his murder was as a result of a large gambling win, however at this time there is no evidence to suggest this was the case.

"I am keen to hear from anyone who saw Noel in the days leading up to his death or saw anyone or anything unusual in or around New Butt Lane, SE8 during that time.

"This is a deeply distressing time for Noel and Marie's family as they come to terms with their loss."

Post mortem examinations a have confirmed that both Noel and Marie died as a result of strangulation.

Anyone with any information, no matter how small, is asked to contact the investigation team on 020 8721 4205, or 101. You can also tweet police @MetCC.