A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man at a residential address in Epsom yesterday.

Officers were called to Eleanor Avenue at 9pm following a concern for safety of a 47-year-old man.

South East Coast Ambulance Service attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family has been informed and is being supported by specially trained officers.

A 44-year-old man from Epsom was arrested last night on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

An investigation, led by Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s Major Crime Team, is underway to establish the circumstances of the man’s death and enquiries remain ongoing.

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Craig Emmerson said: “The investigation is in the early stages and a specialist team of officers are working around the clock to follow up enquiries. At this time I can share that we believe this is an isolated incident which poses no risks to the wider public.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time. There remains a significant police presence in the area and we would like to thank local residents for their cooperation as we conduct our investigation. We will provide further updates as soon as we can.”

If you have any information which may relate to this incident, including any dashcam, CCTV or doorbell footage or any information which may help us, please get in touch as soon as possible quoting PR/ 45240015016 via:

– Webchat on our website https://www.surrey.police.uk/
– Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
– Calling us on 101

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