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Man found in Putney house fire was murdered

A man found dead in a house fire in south-west London had been murdered, police have said.

Adriano Bussandri, 51, was found by firefighters attending the blaze at his home in Holyroyd Road in Putney in the early hours of Friday morning.

A post-mortem examination found he had suffered multiple injuries to his head and body, possibly by a sharp object.

The first floor and the loft conversion were alight and 20 firefighters took three hours to put the blaze out.

Det Ch Insp Taylor said: "It is now apparent that Mr Bussandri had been subjected to a violent assault prior to the fire."

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