Mr Singh may have been involved in a disagreement
A 37-year-old man was found dead in a west London alleyway, prompting a murder investigation to be launched.
Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) are appealing for witnesses and information about the incident.
The man had been strangled to death in what was described as a “vicious assault” in an alleyway in Hayes following a dispute with two individuals.
On Saturday, April 25, 2020, the police and the London Ambulance Service were called to Station Road at 10:56 pm to reports that an unresponsive man had been found in an alleyway.
Despite the best efforts from paramedics, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man has been formally identified as Baljit Singh, who is believed to have lived in the Hayes area. Mr Singh’s next of kin have now been informed.
It was revealed that Mr Singh was strangled to death.
A forensic post-mortem examination was held at Fulham Mortuary on April 27. It gave the cause of death as compression to the neck.
The Met Police are continuing with their investigation and have said that they want to trace two men Mr Singh was with prior to his death.
It is believed that Mr Singh may have been involved in a disagreement with the two individuals before he was “viciously” attacked and killed. No arrests have been made as of yet.
The murder investigation is the fifth to be launched by the Met Police in the past week.
DCI Helen Rance is leading the investigation. She said:
“Mr Singh was subjected to a vicious assault; the severity of which has caused him to lose his life.”
“My officers are working through hours of CCTV footage and speaking with people in the area to establish what has happened and identify those responsible.
“I would like to appeal directly to anyone who was in the vicinity of Station Road, Hayes from around 22:00hrs onwards on Saturday night who may have seen the victim in company with two individuals.
“Alternatively, if anyone is aware of the victim’s movements earlier that day we would be keen to hear from them.”
Anyone with information which could assist the investigation is asked to call 101 or incident room on 020 8721 4266 referencing CAD 8667/25APR.
Alternatively to give information anonymously, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.