Search

UPDATE: Man arrested in City of London Cemetery murder probe

15:54 25 July 2014

Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Archant

Detectives investigating the death of Peter Charles John in the City of London Cemetery have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

Officers confirmed a 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder this afternoon.

He is currently in custody at a south London police station.

An investigation was launched after police were called at 2.17pm on Wednesday to the City of London Cemetery to reports of a man found unconscious.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and Mr John was found with an injury to his neck.

He was taken to hospital by air ambulance where he later died.

A post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

The 54-year-old, of East Acton Lane in Ealing, was discovered in the cemetery just after 2pm on Wednesday and was taken to hospital by air ambulance, but died later that day.

An incident room is open under Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones, Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC).

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3734, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Read more:

Murder probe after man found with fatal neck would in City of London cemetery

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:55
Forum members at the Ilford North hustings at Fullwell Cross Library

Pensioners turned up the heat on Ilford North candidates at an election hustings this afternoon - but a question on energy prices revealed they might think twice from doing so in their homes.

Yesterday, 17:26
Wandsworth Prison

“Hedonistic” conman Neil Moore who escaped from prison after sending staff a fake email saying he had been granted bail has been sentenced to seven years.

Yesterday, 16:39
Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan Howe at the memorial

Metropolitan Police commissioner and Redbridge borough commander attend Pc Phillip Walters’ memorial service.

Yesterday, 15:39
Justas Pranckunas from Barking was killed in the motorcycle collision on Saturday evening

An eye-witness said the “horrific” scene of a motorcycle crash where a 20-year-old biker and his teenage passenger died will never be forgotten.

Most read news

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder