NEWS
18/10/2018 10:03 BST

Murder Probe After Man Is Beaten To Death In Fight At Battersea Flats

A 46-year-old man died at the scene.

Google Streetview
The incident occurred in a block of flats in Charlotte Despard Avenue (pictured)

A man has been beaten to death at a block of flats in south-west London.

Scotland Yard said officers were called at about 5.30pm on Wednesday to reports of a group of men fighting at the building on Charlotte Despard Avenue, Battersea.

A 46-year-old man was found injured and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6.15pm. All the suspects had fled before police arrived.

The Metropolitan Police has launched a murder investigation, and said the incident happened in a communal area of the flats.

The victim’s next-of-kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on the incident should call 020 8721 4005, contact police via Twitter @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.