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Murdered pensioner died of a head injury say Surrey Police

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Murdered pensioner died of a head injury say Surrey Police

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:05pm 29th April 2020. (Updated at 7:16am 30th April 2020)

Police investigating the murder of an 88-year-old man in Godstone say a post mortem has revealed he died as the result of a head injury. 

The man, who is yet to be formally identified, was discovered at a residential address in Bletchingley Road just before 11am on Monday (27 April). 

A murder investigation was launched with officers conducting house to house enquiries and detectives are continuing to question people.

Surrey Police say officers have also stepped up patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.

Anyone who was in the A25/Bletchingley Road area of Godstone between Ivy Mill Lane and Knights Way between 10am and 3pm on 25 April is asked to come forward.

East Surrey Chief Inspector Alan Sproston said they are following a number of lines of enquiry:

“Firstly, I would like to reassure the local community that we are doing everything we can to find out what has happened and to identify and bring to justice those responsible for this horrendous crime.

“Our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this time who are being supported by specialist officers.

“We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry but would particularly like to appeal to anyone who was in the A25/ Bletchingley Road area of Godstone between Ivy Mill Lane and Knights Way between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, 25 April and who may have seen something suspicious, to come forward as a matter of urgency.

“The road is a well-travelled route which is also used by walkers and cyclists, and we are also appealing to anyone who may have dashcam or video footage to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

If you can help call 101.

You can also upload video and dashcam footage online onto the Major Incident Public Portal quoting Operation Zither.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.