Murder investigation launched after man, 59, dies in Barking

Stern Close in Barking. Picture: Google

Stern Close in Barking. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

Detectives have made three arrests following the death of a 59-year-old man from Barking who had been assaulted.

The victim went to bed on March 25 and was found shaking in the morning with blood coming from his nose.

He was rushed to hospital just after midnight and he died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Today police revealed they had launched a murder hunt and the victim’s home in Stern Close was being treated as a crime scene.

A 48-year-old man is in custody at North London police station, while two women, aged 34 and 51, were interviewed by detectives and released under investigation.

All were arrested on suspicion of murder.

A fourth man was arrested and taken to prison for failing to appear at court for a separate matter.

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A post-mortem was due to take place today and formal identification awaits.

Police are informing next-of-kin.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting CAD 7725/25MAR. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at