Police scour Ilford graveyard after suspicious death

A FINGERTIP search of the cemetery where a dead body was found last night has begun.

A team of officers are carrying out the search in and around the grounds of Buckingham Road Cemetery, Buckingham Road, Ilford.

The unidentified body was found at about 8pm and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is being treated as suspicious and the Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating.

Police say the cemetery is likely to remain closed to the public for the rest of the day, and possibly Saturday as well.

A post-mortem is being arranged and no arrests have been made in connection with the death.