Teddington murder victim found battered to death was described as a "good man" by shocked neighbours.

The body of 58-year-old Carl Whitehead was discovered in a social housing block on Saturday.

Some local residents claimed Mr Whitehead - who suffered fatal "blunt trauma" injuries - may have been killed in a dispute over drugs.

Residents described seven-storey Sheldon House in Teddington, as 'unpredictable'.

Tenants told how two ambulances and two police cars appeared on Saturday afternoon, but officers remained tight-lipped.

A crime scene remained in place on the second floor of the block Tuesday night - with a policeman keeping a close eye on Flat Eight.

Next to the flat was a police evidence bag containing what appeared to be drug paraphernalia including tin foil and a makeshift pipe.

There was previously a crime scene on the seventh floor - at the address of Mr Whitehead.

His neighbour said: "Carl was a friend of mine - I knew him well and he was a good man.

"People are saying all sorts of stuff about him, I know this is going to emerge soon.

"But whatever people find out I just wanna say he was good to me and I could always chat to him."

Another neighbour said: "This place resembles a soap drama, the amount that goes on here.

"Now there's a lot of rumours going about and some of them are true.

"There has been a lot of wrongdoing going on behind these doors - there has been drug dealing going on."

Another neighbour said: "I'm not going to say too much, but the top floor could get scary.

"Carl has had trouble in the past, but he managed to get over it and move on. I was shocked to hear what happened to him.

"The guy on the second floor took cocaine - he approached me out of the blue and asked me for some.

"He was about 40, other than the drugs he seemed quite nice, but you never know.".

Murder Squad cops were continuing to question two suspects, aged 37 and 52, arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday.

Staff at nearby pub The Railway confirmed police had called them to try and find witnesses.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Police were called by paramedics at 4.33pm on Saturday November 17th to reports of a body found at a residential address in Teddington.

"Officers attended and a man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

"Although formal identification has not taken place, police are confident the victim is 58-year-old Carl Whitehead from Teddington.

"Detectives from the South West Command Unit conducted the initial investigation into the unexplained death in close liaison with homicide detectives.

"A special post-mortem examination was carried out at Kingston-upon-Thames Mortuary on Monday, and gave the cause of death as consistent with blunt force trauma.

"A 37-year-old man and a 52-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday. Both remain in custody at a west London police station.

"The inquiry has now been passed to homicide detectives. Enquires continue."