Police appeal for Addlestone murder witnesses

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John Dowling (Surrey police photo)
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Mr Dowling suffered multiple injuries, police said

Police hunting the killer of a man found dead in an Addlestone flat say they are surprised at the lack of response from the public.

John Dowling, 56, was found in his flat in Brighton Road on 7 February. Police say he suffered multiple injuries.

Surrey Police Det Insp Jo Sidaway said: "He was well-known locally and I would have expected more witnesses than those we have so far been able to trace."

Police want to hear from anyone who saw Mr Dowling between 4 and 7 February.

CCTV footage

They have formally identified the victim as Mr Dowling, who was unemployed.

Neighbours have been questioned and CCTV footage examined. But police would like to hear from anyone else who has video recordings made in the area during the few days before his body was found.

Det Insp Sidaway said: "While I am happy that progress is being made I believe there are still people who have seen Mr Dowling in the days immediately prior to his death that have yet to come forward or be traced.

"It is important to the success of this enquiry for us to be able to identify his movements in those days over that weekend."

She added: "There has been nothing to change my original thoughts that there is no reason to believe that there is any increased risk to local people in Addlestone."

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