Body found in car in Gallows Corner, Romford
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A man in his 50s was found dead in a vehicle in the car park of Gallows Corner Tesco, in Romford, in the early hours of this morning.
Police were called at 5.50am after a member of supermarket staff, believed to be a cleaner, reported that they had found a body in the Bryant Avenue car park.
Officers confirmed the man found in a blue Volkswagen Passat dead at the scene and are treating the death as unexplained.
A police spokesman has denied that the body was found in the boot of the car.
The body has been preliminarily identified and his next of kin have been informed. A formal identification is yet to take place.
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An employee of Timpson, based in the Tesco store, said: “It was a car in the car park, a guy who cleans the car park and comes in early was complaining he could smell something.
“It’s not nice. They are taking the body away.”
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Gary Crawley, 51, parked near the police tape while on the way to a meeting at around 10am.
As he exited his car he was shocked to see a body being removed from the Volkswagen.
He said: “They were combing the ground for clues. We saw the body, it was covered with a tarpaulin sheet.”
The Metropolitan Police are yet to rule out suicide while a post mortem is being arranged.
A Tesco’s spokesman said: “We were sorry to hear about this incident. This is now a police matter and we are helping them with their enquiries.”
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