Detective want to speak to grey Ford Mondeo in Hounslow

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Police are keen to talk to anyone who saw this dark grey Ford Mondeo in south west London on Tuesday Detectives investigating the death of a man in south…

Detective want to speak to grey Ford Mondeo in Hounslow

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Police are keen to talk to anyone who saw this dark grey Ford Mondeo in south west London on Tuesday

Detectives investigating the death of a man in south west London want to speak to a man in a grey Ford Mondeo seen in the area at the time.

The car was found in a cul-de-sac in Hounslow on Tuesday and officers are trying to trace its movements.

Emergency services were called to the Longmayne Drive area at around 1620 BST.

A 43-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was named by police as Mr Arisatnam Othman, from Ealing, west London.

‘Friendly and affable’

The Metropolitan Police said: “A post-mortem examination is due to take place at a later date. The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said the car was registered to Mr Othman and it was found in a cul-de-sac on the north-west side of Hounslow-Longmayne Road at around 1620 BST.

He added: “No arrests have been made in connection with the investigation and enquiries continue.

“Enquiries are at an early stage.

“Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation and are appealing for witnesses.

“Anyone with information should contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command via email at [email protected] or by calling 020 8721 4003.”

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Audi believed to have been used by Othman and his unknown passenger was found by police in Lindley Road

One witness, John Othman, who is related to the victim, said he wanted “justice for my nephew”.

“I want him to get justice,” Mr Othman said.

“He was a good person. He’d done nothing wrong and he didn’t deserve this.”

The man was described as Indian, around 5ft 10in tall and approximately 90 kilos.

He was of medium build and brown hair. He was wearing a dark blue, short-sleeved Adidas hooded top, light-coloured jeans and white running shoes.

Image copyright Hounslow Borough Council Image caption The car in Longmayne Drive was found at around 1620 BST

Somebody had seen the car in Longmayne Drive and investigators want to speak to them, police said.

On Tuesday evening, police were cordoning off a road in east London, Lindley Road in Lindley, and asking for anyone who saw a car matching that description to contact police.

The car, a dark grey Audi A5 Estate which was similar to the one described above, was left abandoned on the side of the road, officers said.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Othman’s family confirmed his death

Police said a man and a woman had been seen in the vicinity of the Audi, but they believed they were not linked to the man who died in Hounslow.

In a statement, Mr Othman’s family said: “We are shocked and saddened by the tragic news of the death of our beloved Othman.”

“He was a loving son, a loving brother, a loving uncle and a loving cousin, as well as being a kind and friendly and affable person.

“Othman had a gentle soul, and had the capacity to take on his own problems by sheer strength of character.”

“We are overwhelmed with the amount of calls and messages of condolence we have received from all over the world.”

In 2007, Mr Othman was jailed for six years for running a London catering firm, Unique Catering Services, and ordering women’s knickers from China that were to be sold by suppliers.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An Audi A5 Estate believed to have been used by Mr Othman was later found abandoned in Lindley Road

In 2006, he also went to jail for eight years for sexual exploitation of a 17-year-old girl.

He was sentenced after he bought a prostitute from a crack cocaine dealing gang in west London and repeatedly attacked her.

He was found guilty of rape and assault at London’s Old Bailey.

In 2011, he was jailed for 12 years for rape, sexual assault and trafficking of girls in Bermondsey.

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