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Murder inquiry launched after builder found dead on a roof in Hatton Garden

A murder inquiry has been launched after a builder was found dead on a roof in London's jewellery quarter.

Hatton Garden Credit: Google Street View

Police and paramedics were called after the 47-year-old victim was found seriously injured on the roof of business premises in Hatton Garden.

Detectives say the victim, who was carrying out work at the venue died at the scene just after 3pm on Tuesday.

They said initial reports indicated that the man, who has not been named, may have fallen from a height. But detectives now believe he was the victim of a serious assault.

At this early stage in the inquiry, it is believed that the victim was viciously attacked by an unknown suspect, inflicting injuries that have resulted in his death.

– Detective Chief Inspector Luke Marks, Met Police