Police launch murder investigation into death of Irishman
Police in London have launched a murder investigation following the death of Irishman Michael Hunt.
He was found badly beaten in an alleyway at the weekend.
The Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command is handling the investigation, a police spokesperson said.
Mr Hunt was found in a bin in an alley on Station Road, South Norwood, Croydon at 7am on Saturday.
He was rushed to Kings College Hospital, where he died five hours later.
He is believed to have been living in Croydon for the past six years, after he emigrated to find work from Wexford.
A post mortem examination began at 10am today.
DCI Diane Tudway said: "The man was found on his own, seriously injured, in an alleyway between an estate agents and a supermarket in Station Road, South Norwood.
"We do not know, at this time, how the victim sustained his injuries, nor have we established a motive for any attack on him.
"If you have any information that can help us understand how this man was hurt and who may have been involved, please contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
There has been no arrest at this early stage, the police spokesperson said.