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Murder detectives name Finsbury Park man found dead near Tottenham railway line

Police have named the victim as Franciszek Karol Malinkowski. Police have named the victim as Franciszek Karol Malinkowski.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
11:19 AM

Police have named the man found dead near a railway line in Tottenham on Sunday as a “hard-working” construction worker from Poland “with no obvious enemies”.

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Detectives also revealed they have arrested 10 men in connection with the murder of Franciszek Karol Malinkowski, 51, who had been living in the Finsbury Park area.

Police were called to a patch of ground between Ermine Road and South Tottenham station on the Overground network at 11.35am on Sunday.

They discovered Mr Malinkowski’s body in overgrowth. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and a post mortem examination later gave his cause of death as multiple injuries.

Police arrested three men near the scene, aged 32, 50 and 30, and a fourth, aged 38, was arrested later the same day.

The 50-year-old was released without charge, while the other three were bailed to return on a date in early May.

Police arrested two more men, aged 41 and 33, in the early hours of Tuesday in Stamford Hill on suspicion of murder, and four more men aged 40, 38, 48 and 30 were arrested a few hours later in connection with the murder, also in Stamford Hill. All six men remain in custody.

Det Ch Insp Tim Duffield, leading the investigation, said: “Mr Malinowski was a hard-working man with no obvious enemies. We are trying to build a detailed picture of his life and I would urge anyone who knew him, or for that matter anybody with information about the scrubland near Ermine Road, to contact us.

“I guarantee that your information will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information that could help police are asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0400, or 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The land, designated by Haringey Council as a site of importance for nature conservation due to its rare willow woodland, was sold by Network Rail and has been eyed up by developers, who late last year were refused permission to build 53 flats there, in addition to 42 flats on adjacent land in Plevna Crescent.

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