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Betting shop employee murdered in London

A BETTING shop employee was murdered in south London on Saturday. The male victim, who is believed to have been stabbed in the chest, was 55.

The incident happened at the Ladbrokes shop in Aberconway Road, Morden, which is near the tube station and next door to Morden Police Office.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Officers were called by London Ambulance Service at 10.30am to reports of a man suffering serious injuries. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. We await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed."

The bookmaker's spokesman Ciaran O'Brien said on Saturday: "Ladbrokes can confirm that following a serious incident this morning at a shop in Morden a staff member has died.

"The company's priority at this time is to provide the family, to whom we extend our deepest sympathies, with all the necessary support at this difficult time. We are also providing every required resource to assisting the police in their investigation."

The Metropolitan Police said that officers from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating. "At this early stage it appears the deceased was attacked in the shop by a lone male suspect," their spokesman said. "It is not known at this stage whether any money was taken."

He added that anyone with information that may assist the police investigation should call the incident room in Sutton on 020 8721 4054, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 
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