The Metropolitan Police are calling for witnesses to come forward after a c-store owner was found dead in his London store on Thursday, January 5.

Suvramiam Sivakumar, 44, was found in his store, the Apna Bazaar in Willesden High Road, Willesden, at 8am.

Detectives investigating the case believe the Sri Lankan retailer had been killed between 11pm the previous evening and the time the body was found.

As C-Store went to press police had not yet formally established the cause of death, but confirmed they were treating the incident as murder.