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Abbey Street murder appeal

London SE1 website team

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information after a murder in Bermondsey's Abbey Street.

Michael John Jones
Michael John Jones, who was murdered in Abbey Street

Police were called to a flat in Abbey Street, SE1 at around 1am on 16 October after neighbours heard shots.

Officers found a man near the door of his home. He was confirmed dead at the scene.

He was 53-year-old Michael John Jones. He is believed to have been shot several times.

A post mortem at Westminster Mortuary gave the cause of death as gunshot wounds.

An incident room has opened at Putney under DCI Peter Valentine.

Two men were seen leaving the area in a car around the time of the shooting. They are believed to be black.

DCI Valentine said: "We are keeping an open mind about the motive for the shooting at this stage.

"We need to hear from anyone who was in the area of Abbey Street, near the junction with Maltby Street, in the early hours of that morning.

"Did you witness anything of the incident? Did you hear shots being fired? Do you remember seeing a car speeding away from the area, either before or after 01:00 that day?"

Anyone with any information should contact the incident room on 020 8785 8056; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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