Detectives launch Pinner murder inquiry after victim found with ‘blunt force’ injuries

Police are investigating a death in Howard’s Close, Pinner (Google Street View)
Police are investigating a death in Howard’s Close, Pinner (Google Street View)

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man found with multiple blunt force injuries in west London.

Police and paramedics were scrambled to Howards Close, Pinner, where they found 43-year-old Rafal Zabiecki with fatal injuries.

He died at the scene after being found inside an address at just after 10.30pm on 20 February,

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post mortem examination found the cause of death to be multiple blunt force injuries.

Two men, aged 61 and 27, have been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

The 61-year-old man has since been bailed, while the other remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “My thoughts and those of my team are with Rafal’s family who are coming to terms with this terrible loss. We will continue to offer them our full support.

“Our investigation has progressed at pace and the arrest of two suspects is significant. We would still ask anyone who was in the Howards Close area on Monday evening and who saw anything unusual, or anyone who has other information they believe may be relevant, to come forward.

“I know that news of Rafal’s murder will be a cause for concern in the community. At this stage of the investigation we are confident that it was an isolated incident, there is no indication that there is any wider risk to the public in the area.”

Anyone with information should call 101, giving the reference 7699/20FEB. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.