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‘Rough sleeper’ found dead near Ilford car park is named

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 September 2018

The police cordon around the Ilford Lane side of Winston Way. Photo:Aaron Walawalkar

The police cordon around the Ilford Lane side of Winston Way. Photo:Aaron Walawalkar

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A man who was found dead in an area of grass next to an Ilford car park in July this year has been named as Richard Robinson.

Waltham Forest Coroners court has confirmed that Mr Robinson was identified by family on Friday (September 7) and the inquest into his death will be opened at the court, in Queen’s Road, on Wednesday at 9am.

On July 31 this year, police and paramedics were called to reports of a dead person lying on the ground at Ilford Lane end of Winston Way car park at 7.11am.

As reported in July, the Recorder spoke to officers standing on the cordon who confirmed the dead person was a rough sleeper.

A Metropolitan police spokeswomen said that the death of the man, believed to be in his 50s, is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

A member of the public who is frequently in the area said the victim was a man known to occasionally sleep nearby.

He added: “He was always on his own.

“He just used to hang around the car park.”

No arrests have been made.

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