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Police cordon off house in Eastern Avenue in Redbridge after unexplained death

PUBLISHED: 09:37 25 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:40 25 July 2019

Police have cordoned off this house in Redbridge since Tuesday. Picture: Imogen Braddick

Police have cordoned off this house in Redbridge since Tuesday. Picture: Imogen Braddick

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Police have cordoned off a house in Eastern Avenue in Redbridge for more than 24 hours following an unexplained death.

Police cordon at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Evanston Gardens near Redbridge roundabout Picture: Imogen BraddickPolice cordon at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Evanston Gardens near Redbridge roundabout Picture: Imogen Braddick

Police were called to the house, at the junction with Evanston Gardens, at 5.45pm on Tuesday, July 23, following concerns for the welfare of a person inside.

Officers attended, forced entry and discovered the body of the man, believed to be aged in his 70s.

Next of kin of the occupant of the house have been informed, however formal identification is yet to take place.

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A spokesman for the Met Police said: "Due to the condition of the interior of the house, specialist officers were required to conduct searches and recover the body."

The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem will take place in due course.

The investigation is being led by the East Area Command Unit and a forensic scene remains in place.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 6528/23JUL.

Picture: Imogen BraddickPicture: Imogen Braddick

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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