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Murder probe after man found with fatal neck wound in City of London Cemetery

PUBLISHED: 12:23 24 July 2014 | UPDATED: 12:23 24 July 2014

A 54-year-old has died from a neck injury after he was foundin a cemetery

A 54-year-old has died from a neck injury after he was foundin a cemetery

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Police have launched a murder investigation after finding a man in a cemetery with a fatal neck injury.

The victim, 54, was found in City of London Cemetery, Manor Park, shortly after 2pm yesterday but died in hospital later the same day.

Detectives said they are aware of the victim’s identity but are still awaiting formal identification.

A post mortem examination is due to take place soon.

Anyone with information should contact Det Ch Insp Chris Jones on 020 8345 3734 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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