Emergency services were called to Cemetery Park (Credit: Google Maps)
Police were called to Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, at approximately 7am where they found an unresponsive 50-year-old man with a serious head injury, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said:
“The discovery of a body in these circumstances will understandably cause concern in the local community.
“I would like to reassure them that an investigation is already underway, led by specialist homicide detectives. We are determined to find out, what happened and to identify the person or people responsible.
“At this early stage, we are keeping an open mind as to what has caused this fatal head injury. A post mortem examination will take place in due course which will provide greater clarity.”
Work is underway to inform all next of kin.
No arrests have currently been made as enquiries continue.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, providing the reference 1277/16. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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