A 53-year-old man has been named as the murder victim whose 'dismembered' body was discovered at a home in south-west London on Friday.

A 17-year-old boy from the Earl's Court area, who cannot be named legal reasons, has appeared in court accused of the murder.

The court head that the remains of a 53-year-old man were discovered on Friday after a missing persons search which began back in early December led to a property on Nowell Road in Barnes, Richmond.

The victim has been named in the court documents as William Algar, and was "found dismembered" at the property, the court was told.

The Metropolitan Police said earlier today that a post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest.

At that point, Police had not formally identified the remains.

In a short first appearance at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today (Monday January 6), the 17-year-old spoke only to confirm his name and address.

The teenage suspect has been remanded in custody and will next appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

Scotland Yard have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.