ANYONE who knows the identity of a dead man who was found in a bag near a block of flats in New Cross is asked to come forward.

His body was found in bushes in Lovelinch Close by a dog walker at about 7.45am on Wednesday 10.

Police say he is believed to be white, at least 70 years old and around 5ft 4in tall and had a long grey beard and grey hair.

He was wearing dark coloured trousers and a white t-shirt which had England 2002 World Cup Campaign on the front and a large St George's cross on the back.

There was also a dark coloured suit jacket with the body, but the deceased was not wearing it.

At this stage it is thought he may have been sleeping rough.

He had been dead for at least six months.

It is believed his remains were placed by the bushes some time between 2pm last Friday (August 5) and the early hours of Wednesday.

A post-mortem examination held yesterday at Greenwich mortuary proved inconclusive and the police await the results of further tests.

An incident room has opened at Lewisham police station under Detective Inspector Graeme Gwyn.

There have been no arrests so far.

Anyone with information should call the police on 020 8721 4805 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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