Plumstead murder
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Scotland Yard has arrested three men on suspicion of murder after a man was bludgeoned to death near Plumstead train station. A 35-year-old, a 45-year-old and a 46-year-old were arrested on Saturday (26 September) on suspicion of killing the man, whose identity police believe they know but have not confirmed. They are currently in custody at a south London police station.

Police were called by a member of the public shortly before 2pm on Wednesday (23 September) to a report of a man found unresponsive under a bridge at the location near to Plumstead Train Station. Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found the man, aged 29, with serious head injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin are in the process of being informed. A post-mortem examination at Greenwich Mortuary on Thursday, 24 September, gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma to head and neck.

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact police via the incident room on 0208 721 4205, alternatively, the police non-emergency line on 101 or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.