The Metropolitan Police have launched a murder investigation into the death of a man following a fight on a bridge in London. A man in his early 30s who had suffered serious injuries was found by police after they were called to the scene in Richmond Bridge, south-west London, at about 4am on Saturday. Police confirmed that officers performed CPR on the man before paramedics took over and transported him to hospital – but he could not be saved, and died later that morning.
The victim’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
The Met Police believe the incident happened in front of a crowd, adding that some onlookers may have filmed it on their mobile phones.
They have called for any witnesses to get in touch with information that may help them solve the investigation.
So far, no arrests have been made.
A post-mortem examination of the body is yet to be performed.
Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin, who is leading the investigation, said: “We believe a number of people watched the incident unfold and some onlookers may have recorded footage on their mobile phones.
“Anyone who has yet to speak to us is urged to come forward immediately. My team are working to provide the deceased man’s family with answers and the public could have valuable information that will help our investigation.”
Richmond policing lead Chief Superintendent Lis Chapple added: “My thoughts are with the man who died and his family.
“We will do everything we can to support our colleagues in specialist crime as they work to establish what has happened here.
“A scene will remain in place and my officers will remain posted at the scene and in the area to speak to local people about any concerns they have, or information they might want to share.”
Anyone with information that could assist police should call 101 or tweet @MetCC ref CAD 1099/26 Nov.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.