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Stab murder man was sex offender

Andrew Cunningham
Andrew Cunningham suffered stab injuries to his head, neck and chest

A man found stabbed to death in a "frenzied" attack was a convicted child sex offender, it has been revealed.

Andrew Cunningham, 52, was found dead in his caravan in Riverside Road in Earlsfield, south London, on Wednesday.

A post-mortem examination said the cause of death was multiple wounds including mutilation of the groin.

Mr Cunningham who worked as a lorry driver, was convicted of a sex attack on a girl under the age of 16 in 2001, police sources said.

Scotland Yard sources said Mr Cunningham had recently been taken off the sex offenders' register.

Police do not know how many people may have been involved in the attack, which they described as "frenzied".

Mr Cunningham had been stabbed numerous times in the head, neck and body and his groin area was mutilated.

Det Chief Insp Nick Scola, leading the investigation, said: "We're currently at an early stage in our inquiries and are keeping an open mind about the circumstances of this man's death."

He appealed for anyone in the area on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning to contact police.

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