UPDATED 11.30am: A post mortem on two dead bodies found in Romford street will take place early next week
The bodies of two adult men were found on a Romford street yesterday.
Police have confirmed two dead bodies found in a Romford street yesterday are not being treated as suspicious deaths.
Two ambulance crews were called to the corner of Dymoke Road and Kyme Road at 4pm, where they found the men, both in their 30s, were dead.
They alerted the police who are investigating what happened.
A post mortem into their deaths is due to take place early next week.
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A Havering police spokeswoman said: “The deaths are not being treated as suspicious.
“Two males were found in a waste area at the rear of the properties.
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“We are making enquiries to confirm what has happened.”
Police believe they know the identity of the men, but will not release details until next of kins have been informed.
Officers cordoned off the quiet residential road yesterday while forensics were taken.
Crime Scene Investigators were at the scene until 1.15am this morning.
Nearby residents said they were shocked by the discovery.
Steven Smith, of Allandale Road, said: “People use the alleyway nearby to hand over drugs, so we don’t know if it was to do with that.
“We don’t know what happened. The alleyway is used as a cut through between Kyme Road and Allandale Road, but it is not nice to walk down alone at night.
“A lot of parents are keeping their children indoors today because they are scared.”
Danny Rossington, of Craigdale Road, said: “This is a quiet road so you don’t expect something like that to happen here. It is surprising.”
Dennis Woods, of Dymoke Road, said: “It’s a bit of a shock. You could say this is the safest part of Romford. I have lived here for 18 years and never seen anything like this.”
Sri Jukunta, of Dymoke Road, said: “This is a good area, with a tight-knit community. It is a shock to hear about the dead men.”