A £20,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information two years after a body was found in the freezer of a derelict wine bar.

Police were called to the basement of a building on Romford Road in Forest Gate, which was formerly called Simpson’s Wine Bar, on October 15, 2021.

The remains of Roy Bigg were discovered inside a freezer as builders were working at renovating the premises.

Roy had been missing since February 2012 and it’s believed he may have been around 70-year-old when he died.

According to the Metropolitan Police, his body could have been in the freezer “for a number of years”.

Two years following the murder investigation, the force is offering an award to help track down those responsible.

Detective Chief Inspector Kelly Allen, of the Met's Specialist Crime Command, said: “Where was he between 2012 and 2021? To date there have been no confirmed sightings of him in this nine year period. Can you help?

“Anything you can tell us may prove invaluable in helping us discover what happened.”

A post-mortem examination found cause of death to be inconclusive and Roy’s remains were identified through his dental records.

Anyone who knew Roy or has any information is asked to call either 020 8345 1570 or 101 quoting reference 4332/15Oct21.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.