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Police appeal for information after unexplained death of Barking teenager

Azoulas was missing for two days before his body was found in a waterway in Barking (Credit: Metropolitan Police)

Detectives are appealing for information following the unexplained death of a teenager in Barking. 

The body of 15-year-old Azoulas Zygelis was found in a waterway in Stebbing Way, near Wivenhoe Road, at around 12.20pm on Wednesday, 3 November. 

Officers know he was in Felton Road at around 5pm on Monday, 1 November. 

He travelled to Newlands Park to meet his friends for a short while and left the park via the Roxwell Road exit at around 6pm. 

Azoulas was not seen again and he was reported missing that same day. 

“I would urge anyone who was lives along the route between Felton Road and Newlands Park to check doorbell footage on that afternoon and evening to see if you captured any images of Azoulas,” said Detective Constable Lisa Jones. “Similarly, I am asking for drivers who drove through the area to check their dashcam footage.

“Azoulas’s death remains unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of his death. Any information that you provide could be of great assistance to us as we work to provide the answers that Azoulas’s family so desperately needs.”

A post-mortem examination conducted at Queen’s Hospital on Thursday, 4 November was inconclusive. Police are waiting for the results of further tests. 

Azoulas’s family are being supported by specialist officers. 

Anyone who can assist detectives with their investigation should call police on 101. 

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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