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Man was stabbed to death before his body was set alight

Tony Antonio Tommaso's body was found in his flat on Potters Road. Police are asking for anyone who knew him to come forward.

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New Barnet flat fire now a murder investigation

The body of Antonio Tammaso was found by firefighters . Credit: Metropolitan Police

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in a New Barnet flat after a fire on Thursday.

Firefighters who tackled the blaze at Sheridan Lodge on Potters Road called police when they discovered the body of 49-year-old Antonio James Tammaso, who lived alone in the flat. They also found a petrol can in one of the rooms.

The petrol can discovered in the burned flat . Credit: Metropolitan Police

Initially the death was thought to be non-suspicious, but a post mortem examination on Friday was inconclusive and indicated that Mr Tammaso had suffered a number of wounds prior to the fire.

Police are appealing for information, especially from anyone who may have seen someone carrying a red petrol can.

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