Man found stabbed in Rainham warehouse is identified

13:01 22 January 2013

A man found with a stab wound in a Rainham warehouse on Saturday has been named by police.

Petras Miernykas, 49, originally from Lithuania, was discovered in the building in New Road at around 9.45pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination today gave his cause of death as hypothalamic shock.

A murder investigation is under way. Anyone with any information should contact 0208 358 0400 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 45-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and taken into custody at an east London police station where he remains.

Did you know Mr Miernykas? Leave your tribute below, or call the newsdesk on 020 8477 3903.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest London news

Friday, October 9, 2015
A woman in her eighties was hit by a lorry in Lewisham on Friday morning (Picture: Street View)

A woman in her eighties is fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a lorry on Lewisham Road this morning.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Read more
You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Read more

Latest Tech News