Detectives investigating the murder of a man at a bus stop in Waterloo are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information.
Officers are especially keen to hear from passengers on a route 139 bus that pulled up on the opposite side of Waterloo Road, SE1 where the attack took place at about 02:45hrs on Saturday, 3 January.
Police were called around that time to a bus stop on that road – opposite Waterloo Underground station – to reports of a man assaulted.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a man with serious head injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.
He was Menelaos Aligizakis, 43 (14.7.71), originally from Athens, Greece.
A post-mortem examination on Sunday, 4 January gave cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.
The Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating, led by Detective Chief Inspector Will Reynolds.
DCI Reynolds, continuing to appeal for witnesses and information, said: “My condolences are with the family of Mr Aligizakis at this very difficult time.
“We have previously said this is a very busy part of London frequented by both commuters and those on a night out. We are keen to hear from people who were in the area or passing by at the time of this incident who may have seen or heard something that could help our investigation.
“A number of witnesses have already come forward and we are grateful to them for doing so.
“However, there was a route 139 bus that pulled up on the opposite side of the road to where the attack took place at about 2.45am. A number of passengers are known to have left the bus at this point. I am appealing to those passengers in particular to contact police.”
Any witnesses and or anyone with information are urged call the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.