A gay man has died following a suspicious fire in his apartment during the long weekend in Sydney.

Ahmed Ghoniem was found after fire crews were called to a Potts Point apartment on Greenknowe Ave at approximately 1.40pm on Saturday, September 29.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Ghoniem, 27, was found with multiple stab wounds.

Post mortem results are expected later today, however, an initial examination of the body by investigators revealed a number of serious injuries believed to be unrelated to the fire.

NSW Police would not confirm to the Star Observer if the injuries were stab wounds.

Ghoniem was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into the cause of the fire and the circumstances surrounding Ghoniem’s death.

NSW police have established Strike Force Lourde to investigate.

Investigators are appealing for public assistance and are asking for anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the vicinity of Greenknowe Ave on Saturday to come forward.

Ghoniem had strong ties with Sydney’s LGBTI community, and investigators are appealing for community members who may have information about the circumstances surrounding Ghoniem’s death to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Kings Cross Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: police.nsw.gov.au

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