Man Known to Frequent Hammersmith Sought after Acton Murder

Victim believed to be staff member at centre for vulnerable people

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Police are hunting for 47 year-old Michael Meanza, who is known to frequent Hammersmith, after a woman's body was discovered in Perryn Road, Acton this morning (Monday 27 July)

A murder investigation has been launched after police were called at 6.40am to the property to a report that a woman in her thirties had been injured. After their arrival paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

Michael Meanza

The location is believed to be a supported living service for vulnerable people. At this early stage it is also believed that the victim was a member of staff. Her next of kin has been informed but she has yet to be formally identified.

Meanza previously known as Michael Condon was a resident at the hostel and has not been seen since approximately 6.30am this morning when he left the premises.

Meanza suffers from schizophrenia and requires regular medication which it is believed he does not have with him. He is known to frequent Ealing, Acton and Hammersmith.

Police are advising the public not to approach him but call 999 as he could pose a danger.
He is described as a white man of large build. It is believed he may be wearing light grey or beige trousers, a dark blue hooded top, white trainers and a black or blue cap. It is also believed that he may be carrying a portable radio.

It is the second murder this year to have taken place in the area. Terry Longman was killed in Cumberland Park this March and Giuseppe Lomedico, aged 54, will be appearing at the Old Bailey this September charged with his murder.

The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge, Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC).

DCI Partridge, said: " We are the very early stages of this murder investigation, but I am keen to speak to Michael Meanza in connection with the incident.

" I would urge anyone who sees him to contact the police immediately and not approach him.

" I would also like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone else who may have information about his whereabouts to contact the police. I would like to reassure them that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity."


July 27, 2015