Marble Arch strangling victim named as Mark Morrison

  • 23 June 2012
  • From the section London

A man found strangled at central London's Marble Arch has been named as 46-year-old Mark Morrison.

Officers found his body next to a public bench in the early hours of Thursday and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said at the time they believed he had been assaulted.

But a post-mortem examination has since given the cause of death as strangulation.

Mr Morrison was originally from Scotland and had been sleeping rough in London.

He was said to have been a polite man who did not behave anti-socially and had chosen to sleep rough.

Police said they were trying to trace his next-of-kin.

Officers from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating and have appealed for witnesses.

Det Ch Insp Nicola Wall said: "The body was found next to a bench under one of the arches at Marble Arch.

"He may have been killed at any point during the night and we are urgently appealing for anyone who may have seen an altercation or anything suspicious in the vicinity to come forward."

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