|Man Dies Following Assault Near Putney Pub|
Murder investigation launched following incident outside Duke's Head
A man has died after being injured during a fight near a Putney pub in the early hours of Sunday morning (9th December).
The police were called to reports of an altercation in the vicinity of the Duke's Head pub on the Lower Richmond Road at around 12.30am. They found a 46 year old man with serious head injuries. He was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead shortly before 6pm.
Next of kin are aware. Whilst officers believe they know the identity of the victim they await a formal identification.
Officers from the Homicide & Serious Crime Command are investigating and an incident room has opened at Lewisham under Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn.
DCI Gwyn said:
Detective Superintendent Penny Banham said: