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Appeal continues following Bexley murder

News   •   Nov 18, 2016 17:31 GMT

Detectives investigating the murder of George Barker in Bexley, are appealing for information regarding his movements prior to his death.

Officers want to hear from anyone who saw, spoke or knows where Mr Barker was during the weekend before his murder and specifically Sunday evening into the morning of Monday, 14 November.

George Barker, 24 (09.10.92) from South Darenth, Kent was stabbed to death inside a gym in Stable Lane, DA5.

Police were called to the location at 09:41hrs on Monday, 14 November, following reports of a stabbing.

A murder investigation was launched by the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith.

DCI Smith, said: "George Barker was a regular user of the gym and on the morning of his murder he arrived there around 09:15hrs, and was attacked shortly after.

"Our enquiries so far have led me to believe that there were five men inside the gym [No further descriptions] who were waiting for George Barker to arrive.

"Following the brutal assault on George the men left the gym and I am appealing to anyone who saw the men arriving in Stable Lane prior to the murder, or saw them leaving, to contact the police.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who heard from George over the weekend before his murder. I particularly want to know where George spent the evening of Sunday, 13 November, into Monday and where he was before he arrived at the gym.

"I retain an open mind as to the motive for George's death and urge anyone with information to contact the police or anonymously via Crimestoppers."

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3985, a police non-emergency on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.