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Hunt for builder who police said ‘beat a colleague to death’ on Hatton Garden site

Police: Victim viciously attacked by a man who worked at the same site

20 April, 2018 — By William McLennan

Detectives are searching for a construction worker who is believed to have bludgeoned a colleague to death at a building site.

A 47-year-old man was found injured on the roof of a building in Hatton Garden on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene and officers believe he had been assaulted.

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as “blunt force trauma to the head,” police said.

Detective Inspector Luke Marks, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our enquiries have established that the victim was viciously attacked by a male suspect who is understood to have worked at the same site.

“We continue to appeal for information to trace a man who made off from Hatton Garden towards Chancery Lane, and boarded a Central Line train at Chancery Lane tube station at around 14:15hrs.

“Were you in the Hatton Garden area at that time, and did you see a man running towards Chancery Lane, or otherwise acting suspiciously? We would urge you to come forward as soon as possible.”

The man is described as a white male, aged in his mid 20s. He was wearing a navy blue fleece jacket, blue jeans and brown workmen’s boots.

A 24-year-old man who was originally arrested on suspicion of murder, was “de-arrested,” police said, before be arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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