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Police revisit Bermondsey murder scene

London SE1 website team

On Wednesday morning police were revisiting the scene of the George Francis murder in a bid to trace any motorists who may have been in the vicinity of Lynton Road, Galleywall Road and Southwark Park Road a week ago.

Detectives were stopping and talking to passing motorists to ask them if they were in the area at around midnight 7 days ago when a man, described as being white, wearing a dark hooded top, jeans and white trainers, climbed over the metal gate to the yard and took a broom which he used to tamper with the CCTV cameras at the victim's premises known as, 'Signed, Sealed and Delivered' in Lynton Road, SE1.

Between 3.45am and 6am police were stopping passing motorists to ask them if they were in the vicinity between 4am and 5am hours on Wednesday 14 May 2003.

A white Ford transit van and a black VW golf were seen and captured on CCTV within minutes of the incident but police are convinced that there may have been other motorists in the area when the crime was committed.

The victim, George Edward Francis, was shot as he was apparently getting out of his green Rover 75 at about 04.30 on Wednesday 14 May.

Anyone who was in the area at the time, or may have information about this incident is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8649 1556 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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