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Hornchurch man charged in connection with death of Milton Papodopoulos

PUBLISHED: 17:05 14 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:05 14 March 2015

Milton Papadopoulos

Milton Papadopoulos

Hertfordshire Police

A man from Hornchurch has been charged in connection with the death of Milton Papodopoulos in Hertfordshire.

Arkadiusz Szarkowski, 42, of Abbs Cross Gardens, was arrested in December and was charged on Thursday (March 12) with joint enterprise murder and has been remanded in custody.

An investigation was launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit after Mr Papadopoulos died on October 22 at his home in Potters Bar.

Milton’s family released the following statement: “We remain devastated at the loss of our beloved son, who was a gentle, kind and generous man, but we truly appreciate the hard work and on-going support from the police.

“We would ask that our wish to be left alone at this difficult time is continued to be respected.”

Det Ch Insp Joanne Walker said: “We are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry in relation to the death of Milton and this is still very much an active investigation.

“As such, we would still like to hear from anyone who has any information in relation to Milton’s death. “I would urge anyone with any such information, however insignificant it may seem, to contact my team as soon as possible.”

Arkadiusz Szarkowski will appear at St Alban’s Crown on March 16.

Anyone with any information in relation to Milton’s death should contact the Major Crime Unit’s incident room via 01707 355 666. Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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