Search launched for family of Irishman murdered in England almost 40 years ago
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Search launched for family of Irishman murdered in England almost 40 years ago

LONDON'S METROPOLITAN Police have launched an appeal to find the family of an Irish man who was murdered in England close to 40 years ago.

Christopher Ainscough, who was born in Dublin but lived in London, was found dead at his home in Shoot-Up-Hill, North London, in December 1983.

He had suffered catastrophic head injuries and is believed to have been attacked and killed sometime between 2 and 5 December 1983.

Christopher Ainscough, pictured, was found dead in his home in London in 1983. A man has been arrested and charged with his murder and is due to appear before the courts on Friday. Police have launched an appeal to help find Christopher's relatives, who are believed to be in Ireland. (Image: Metropolitan Police)

His murder has gone unsolved for the best part of 40 years, however police have now arrested a man in his 50's in relation to his murder.

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Anthony Kemp, 58, of no fixed address, has been charged in relation to Christopher's murder and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, 5 February.

Metropolitan Police and Gardaí have launched an appeal to find Christopher's family, who they believe may still be in Ireland.

Detectives involved in the case are appealing for any of Christopher's relatives, or anyone who knew them, to make contact as a matter of urgency.

Anyone that can assist is asked to call the police incident room on (+44) 020 8721 4205.