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£20,000 reward offered for help in solving Romford murder

Evaldas Svolkinas was found dead in Carter's Brook in Romford in December. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police has offered a reward of up to £20,000 for information to help solve the murder of a Lithuanian man in December.

The body of 34 year-old Evaldas Svolkinas was found in a stream in Romford - he had died from severe head injuries.

Police are trying to trace a bag like this one. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police believe Mr Svolkinas was carrying a rucksack when he was attacked but the bag is yet to be traced. He was also a frequent gambler who owed money to several people. Detectives are asking members of the Lithuanian community with information about his life to come forward.

Anyone with information can contact the incident room on 020 8345 3734 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


New Hendrix portrait displayed

A new portrait of Jimi Hendrix goes on display in London today to celebrate the release of a new album of studio material.

The portrait is made from 4,000 Fender plectrums and was created by artist Ed Campbell.

The portrait was commissioned by Fender to mark the release of a new album of studio material by Hendrix, who died at the age of 27 in 1970.

The portrait will be unveiled in London at the launch of the record, called People, Hell and Angels, which was released last month.

A new portrait of Jimi Hendriz will today go on display in London