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PUBLISHED: 13:56 05 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:47 12 August 2010

A DOUBLE murder investigation is underway after two men were attacked in separate incidents on Halloween.

A DOUBLE murder investigation is underway after two men were attacked in separate incidents on Halloween.

A traveller was stabbed to death at his home in St Mary Cray while a 23-year-old man died on Tuesday from injuries he suffered in a high street brawl last Saturday.

Officers are still looking for the killers of traveller Moses or 'Mosey' Duvall killed by a single stab wound to the chest and Richard Price, of Southover, Sundridge Park, who succumbed to massive head injuries inflicted during the fight in Bromley town centre.

Police, ambulance and the air ambulance were called to Swallowtail Close in St Mary Cray at around 12.30am but 36-year-old father-of-two Mr Duvall was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is thought he had been involved in an argument in The Priory Tavern pub in Orpington High Street and his killer followed him to his house and stabbed him.

The best friend of the victim's partner, who did not want to be named, said: "It is a tragic loss of a very special person. It is a very, very sad thing. I can't say anymore than that. It has been a very long weekend."

Chanel Walters, who has just moved the area and lives next door, added: "I wasn't in on Saturday night but he had two children and lived with his partner. They seem nice."

Flowers and tributes lay at the gates of the corner house where the murder took place.

One card reads: "To Mosey, we will miss you very much, so sorry this has happened, love always, Curly, Jeanette and Tanya, RIP xxxx."

Another, from his parents reads: "Love you always, mum, dad and family."

Meanwhile men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a man who died after a fight in the town centre.

Richard Price, 23, of Southover, Sundridge Park, was assaulted in an alleyway off Bromley High Street in Bromley town centre between the Empire cinema and Dino's café at approximately 11.40pm last Saturday.

He suffered massive head injuries and was taken to Princess Royal Hospital, Farnborough where he died on Tuesday morning at 10.10am.

Two men were detained by PCSOs at the scene of the crime and two men were arrested nearby soon afterwards.

They were all charged with murder at approximately 10pm on Tuesday after officers applied for extended warrants to keep the men at separate south London police stations following the attack.

Murat Karabeyaz, 24, of 68 Burford Road, Bellingham, Michael Liddell, 19, of Holyoake Walk, Ealing, Param-Jit Theara, 24, of Ross Way, Eltham and Jagtar Johal, 36, Blyth Road, Bromley, appeared at Bromley Magistrates yesterday.

All four were remanded in custody and are due to appear at the Old Bailey on January 11 next year.

It is the second tragedy for the Price family, of Southover, Sundridge Park in two years since the death of the 23-year-old's father Mark Price, 50, who was killed in a car crash after dropping his late son off at Petts Wood train station in December 2007.

Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Clayman of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, leading the investigation, said: "We understand that on Saturday night Richard was drinking in the Swan & Mitre pub in High Street.

"We are particularly keen on speaking to a man and a woman we understand were assaulted in this pub prior to our victim leaving. These two people we believe are significant witnesses and would urge them to contact us.

"We are appealing for anyone who was in the pub at between 10.30pm and 11pm or nearby the pub at around 11.30pm to midnight.

"We are also keen to hear from anyone that was in or around the town centre of Saturday night that may have seen Richard or the initial assault which led to his death."

Deputy Borough Commander Martin Huxley said: "These were two totally unconnected and isolated incidents which need to be seen against a backdrop of a reduction in burglary, robbery and disorder in the past two years over the Halloween period. These incidents were unrelated to the fact that it was Halloween."

Any witnesses or anyone with information can call Bromley police on 020 8284 8754 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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