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Police bail Hornchurch man arrested over Rainham murder

PUBLISHED: 15:18 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:27 05 October 2017

Police and forensic officers at the scene of a murder on Hood Road in Rainham

Police and forensic officers at the scene of a murder on Hood Road in Rainham

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A Hornchurch man arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a 51-year-old in Rainham has been bailed by police officers pending further inquiries.

The 46-year-old man, who police believe knew the deceased, was arrested on Monday night after a body was discovered in Hood Road, Rainham that morning.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime unit believe they know the dead man’s identity, but are awaiting formal identification.

His next of kin have not yet been informed.

Anyone with information that may assist police can call the incident room at Hendon on 020 8358 0300. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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