Plymouth murder victim Michael Brincat 'asphyxiated'

Michael Brincat Michael Brincat used a mobility scooter

Detectives in Plymouth have said they think an elderly man found dead in his Plymouth flat was asphyxiated.

The body of disabled Michael Brincat, 76, known locally as Maltese Mike, was found at his flat in Malborough House, Devonport on 6 February.

Mr Brincat was seen often on his mobility scooter near his home.

Det Supt Paul Burgan, leading the murder investigation, said: "Local residents are a tight-knit community and I am sure someone has information."

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