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Reports of body being dumped in Thames leads police to discover man murdered in Thornton Heath

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A MURDER investigation is underway after someone tried to dump a body of a man, who was killed in Thornton Heath, in the Thames. 

Police received a call shortly before 3am this morning (Friday) that a man was believed to be attempting to put a body in the river at Deptford Wharf in Lewisham. 

Officers stopped a car in nearby Evelyn Street and found the body of a man, aged in his 20s, in the vehicle. 

London Ambulance Service (LAS) arrived and the man, who had suffered head injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A Met Police spokesman said officers believe the man was murdered at an address in Thornton Heath. 

The driver of the car, a man in his 50s, was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody at a south London police station.

The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway, of the homicide and major crime command. 

A woman was arrested in Thornton Heath this morning in connection with the incident. 

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder. 

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call the incident room at Sutton on 020 8721 4005 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Reports of body being dumped in Thames leads police to discover man murdered in Thornton Heath


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