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Strictly man's murder: Three bailed

Paul Gunner
Image caption Paul Gunner suffered head injuries

Three men held over the murder of a man who worked on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, have been released on bail.

Paul Gunner was punched and fell to the ground when a row started outside a kebab shop near his home in Bexley, south-east London, on Sunday morning.

The electrician and lighting expert had spent the evening celebrating his 32nd birthday.

Three men, aged 25, 31 and 32, arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed until next month.

Second assault

Police think his attackers assaulted another man 10 minutes before the fatal attack in Bourne Road at about 01:00 BST.

Mr Gunner was taken to hospital with head injuries and died soon after.

The victim of the earlier assault was not thought to have been seriously hurt and police have urged him to contact them.

Mr Gunner was employed by the contractor Set and Strike and was involved in installing the set of Strictly Come Dancing at the BBC's Television Centre in White City, west London.

He had also worked on Blue Peter, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

Company secretary Margaret Barker described him as "one of our top electricians".

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