Third body found in Barking within one month, less than mile from others


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A third dead body has been found in Barking, less than a mile from the discovery of two others within a month.

Police were called after a member of the public made the gruesome find near to Riverside Cottages, Alfred’s Way, Barking, shortly after 4pm yesterday.

Officers said the victim was a man, believed to be in his thirties, and have informed next of kin. The death is being treated as unexplained at this early stage with a post-mortem to take place “in due course”, said police.

It follows just three days after the body of a 21-year-old man was discovered in the grounds of St Margaret’s Church, North Street, Barking, on Saturday.

On August 28, the body of 24-year-old Gabriel Kovari from Deptford, Lewisham, was found, also within the church grounds, and coincidentally by the same unfortunate walker.

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Anyone with information about either matter should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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Det Ch Insp Tony Kirk said: “These three cases are in the early stages of investigation and we are working to establish the exact circumstances. I would like to reassure the public that there is no danger to the wider community at this time.”

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