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Death of five-year-old boy sparks murder investigation - can you help police?

PUBLISHED: 12:29 25 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:29 25 November 2016

Mountsfield Park entrance, where Metropolitan Police murder detectives believe a five-year-old boy sustained injuries that led to his death

Mountsfield Park entrance, where Metropolitan Police murder detectives believe a five-year-old boy sustained injuries that led to his death

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A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm

A five-year-old boy has died after he was taken from a Bromley home to hospital suffering with critical head injuries.

The child was taken to a south London on hospital on Sunday evening, and were police were called in the early hours of the following morning.

Police arrested a man and he was charged with grievous bodily harm the following day (Tuesday).

The boy died in hospital that afternoon and murder detectives were called in.

A post-mortem on Thursday revealed the youngster had died from head injuries.

DCI Tony Lynes is leading the investigation.

He said: “We are appealing to find any witnesses who were in, or near to, Mountsfield Park, Catford, between around 5.15pm and 6.15pm on Sunday, November 20.

“This is where we believe the victim sustained his injuries.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything regarding an incident involving a man in the company of a child.”

On Sunday, officers will be conducting ‘one week on’ appeals in Mountsfield Park.

Anyone with information can call the incident room on 020 8721 4868, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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