Investigation into Wexford man's death in London 'likely' to be upgraded to murder

King's College Hospital.

An investigation is underway after an Irish man who was found with critical injuries in a skip died in hospital in London.

Michael Hunt (aged 37) from Co. Wexford was found covered in blood in an alleyway in South Norwood less than a mile from his home in London on Saturday morning.

He died a few hours later just before midday in King's College Hospital.

A post mortem will be carried out which will determine the course of the police investigation.

He had been living in London for the past six years.

Pat O'Connell from the Irish Daily Star told South East Radio the police are expected to launch a murder investigation.

Mr O'Connell said: "What the police are saying over there are his injuries (were) described as severe but they hadn't yet been able to establish motive for the attack.

"The post mortem began on Sunday night and went on throughout yesterday. But what we were told was that it was likely that the investigation into Michael's death will be upgraded to a full murder inquiry."

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