Reward Offered For Information On Wandsworth Murder

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Detectives investigating the murder of 47-year-old Leroy Burnett in Wandsworth in 2010 are offering a substantial reward of up to £20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible.

An investigation was launched after police were alerted just after 3am on November 13th 2010 to a maisonette on fire at 29A Crichton Street. The London Fire Brigade attended and extinguished the fire, and Mr Burnett’s body was found inside the property.

A post-mortem gave the cause of his death as head injuries.

Mr Burnett was last seen on November 12th 2010 at about 8pm, walking his brown Staffordshire terrier dog in Wandsworth Road.
Detective Inspector Gary Arthur, Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “We believe the area in and around Mr Burnett’s flat was quite busy with people coming and going, late into Friday evening and in to the early hours of Saturday.

“It was also fairly noisy with reports of fireworks being let-off in the immediate area.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious from the premises, as they may hold vital information that could assist the investigation.”

On November 19th 2010 a 37-year-old man was arrested in connection with the enquiry. Subsequently two other men were arrested.

Two of the men are bailed to return to a south London police station on May 26th pending further enquiries, while the third man was released from bail with no further action taken.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868 or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


May 25, 2011