LGBT campaigner found stabbed to death in his flat

LGBT campaigner found stabbed to death in his flat

Julian Aubrey was an LGBT rights campaigner (Stock image)

Friday, November 3, 2017

An LGBT rights campaigner has been found dead at his London flat with multiple stab wounds.

Julian Aubrey was found dead on Monday (October 30) in his flat in Earls Court, according to The Evening Standard.

Neighbours of Aubrey claim that they heard screaming in the early hours of the morning and the police are now calling for witnesses or people with information to come forward.

The 55-year-old once met Princess Anne due to his work with sexual abuse victims in 2014, and was formerly a co-chair of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea LGBT liaison group.

His brother-in-law described him as a "great guy" and said whilst he had his own problems he also made time for others.

Nigel Turner added: "He did a lot of counselling work. He was a good counsellor, he had great empathy, and I’m sure he helped a lot of people. He loved art, he loved people. It’s all a bit raw.”

Neighbours have said that he was a part of many disputes during the last few months of his life and one claimed police had been called to handle some issues.

The neighbour claimed: “He does bits and pieces to wind people up. He antagonised people, but he’s a human being. He didn’t deserve to die in the manner he did.”

Three men have now been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to Scotland Yard. Two were found at the scene on Monday (October 30) and the third was arrested yesterday (November 2).

Anyone with information about the incident at Shaftesbury Place is asked to ring 020 8358 0200 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.