Man charged over 1980 murder of Anthony Bird in west London

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 (Met police)
(Met police)

A man has been charged in connection with a murder in west London in 1980.

Anthony Bird, 41, was found dead by Metropolitan Police officers at a property in Kensington Gardens Square on June 6 1980 after concerns were raised about the occupant of the address.

A post-mortem examination confirmed the cause of death was strangulation.

John Paul, 60, from Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, was charged on Thursday with the murder of Mr Bird, the Metropolitan Police said.

He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Police said Mr Bird's relatives have been informed of the developments.

Anyone with information about the case are asked to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8267, or alternatively information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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