Man charged with murder of Rainham man Rodney Parlour

PUBLISHED: 09:19 09 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:19 09 October 2017

Rodney Parlour was found dead on Monday, October 2. Picture: Met Police

Rodney Parlour was found dead on Monday, October 2. Picture: Met Police


A 47-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of Rodney Parlour in Rainham.

Mark Croxson, of no fixed abode, was charged with murder early Saturday morning.

This followed his arrest on Thursday night.

He was due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

Police found Mr Parlour’s body at an address in Hood Road, Rainham, last Monday.

A post mortem examination that took place at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, gave cause of death as multiple injuries.

The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command continue to investigate.

Anyone with information that may assist police can call the incident room at Barking on 020 8345 1570. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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