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Potters Bar suspicious death man's home burgled

Milton Papadopoulos Image copyright Hertfordshire Constabulary
Image caption Police launched Operation Pinene to investigate Milton Papadopoulos's death

A burglary has taken place at the home of a man whose death is being investigated by police.

Milton Papadopoulos's body was found on 22 October and Hertfordshire detectives are treating his death as suspicious.

His house in Parkfield View, Potters Bar, was broken into through the back door at some point on 28 February.

Det Insp Justine Jenkins said she could not "definitively say" if the death and the burglary were linked but officers were "exploring this line".

Specialist officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are investigating the burglary.

Image copyright Hertfordshire Police
Image caption A van with a false number plate was seen in the area before Milton Papadopoulos's death

Police were called to Mr Papadopoulos's home at 19:50 GMT on 22 October by an ambulance crew following his sudden death.

A post-mortem examination held the following day was inconclusive.

Officers launched Operation Pinene and have appealed for information about a white Vauxhall Combo van seen in the area two days before the discovery of the 41-year-old's body.

It was using a false number plate with the registration T531 RFE.

Three men arrested in connection with Mr Papadopoulos's death are on bail - a 36-year-old from Harold Hill and a 42-year-old from Romford until 10 March, and a 41-year-old from Romford until 27 March.

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