Police investigating ‘unexplained’ death after body found near Barking church

Police are investigating an "unexplained death" near St Margaret's Church in Barking Picture: Ann-Ma

Police are investigating an "unexplained death" near St Margaret's Church in Barking Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah - Credit: Archant

A man was found dead this morning near St Margaret’s Church.

Police and paramedics were called to Abbey Green in Barking at about 8.40am this morning after the man was found unresponsive.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the Met says his death is being treated as “unexplained”.

Abbey Green has been cordoned off as police continue to investigate.

Serial killer Stephen Port, who was jailed for life on Friday after being found guilty of murdering four men, dumped three of his victims in and around the church.


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No arrests have yet been made and enquiries continue.

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