A BRAZILIAN man murdered in a Burnt Oak brothel has been identified by police.

Carlos Roberto Oliveria, 27, of Clapham, is not thought to have been a client at the venue in Watling Avenue, where he was stabbed to death at 3.50am, on Saturday.

A post mortem investigation revealed he died of a stab wound to the chest.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen people running out of the building at the time of the killing to come forward.

They believe there may have been bystanders in the area at the time because there is a taxi stand as well as buses nearby.

The only description officers have of the suspects is they are believed to be black.

It has been confirmed the venue was a brothel and Mr Oliveria was killed inside the building.

Anyone with information on the murder can contact detectives on 0208 358 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.