Murder victim who had a ‘heart of gold’ named after hit and run in Chislehurst

A heartbroken family have confirmed the name of a man murdered on Friday evening (July 24) in Chislehurst.

The 34-year-old died after being struck by a van near to Slades Drive shortly before 9pm, the vehicle did not stop at the scene and was found abandoned nearby.

The victim has been named as Frank Bulbrook, from Chislehurst, who is described as having a “heart of gold”, reports The Sun.

Tributes to Mr Bulbrook have been shared on social media, with one person writing on the victim’s Facebook page: “Can’t believe your gone. One of the nicest guys I’ve ever known. Brother from another miss you mate x”.

A second added: “Such sad news! Always such a polite boy! RIP Frank x”, a third simply shared a heartbroken emoji.

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Frank Bulbrook had a ‘heart of gold’
(Image: Facebook/FrankBulbrook)

Following Mr Bulbrook’s tragic death, a murder investigation has been launched by the Met Police and three men have been arrested.

Police were called to reports of 10 men fighting outside the Gordon Arms pub where they found two men stabbed.

Minutes later they were alerted to the hit-and-run a mile away where Mr Bulbrook died at the scene, a spokesperson from the Met Police confirmed the incidents were being treated as linked.

The London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance both attended.

Forensics at The Gordon Arms Pub in Chislehurst
(Image: Daily Star, Daily Mirror, Daily Express)

The two men with stab wounds – aged 30 and 26 years old – were taken to a South London hospital for treatment; their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

They have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, said: “Three men sustained their injuries in a small area close to the Gordon Arms pub; two were stabbed and a third struck by a van.

“I believe that there are people who may have witnessed the fight, and the aftermath, who are yet to speak with us. I would urge them to come forward.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who captured any images on their mobile phones. This could play an important part in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 or police via 101 quoting reference Cad 8031/24July.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you’re a family member, or friend, of Frank Bulbrook and would like to publicly pay tribute, please contact: angie.quinn@reachplc.com

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