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Police investigate after Irishman found dead in London alleyway

The man has been named as 37-year-old Wexford native Michael Hunt.

The alleyway in London where the body of Michael Hunt was found.
The alleyway in London where the body of Michael Hunt was found.
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POLICE IN LONDON are appealing for witnesses after the body of an Irishman was found in an alleyway over the weekend.

The man has been named locally as 37-year-old Wexford native Michael Hunt. His body was found in a bin early on Saturday morning. He was found seriously injured by a local shopkeeper and was taken by ambulance to Kings College Hospital, where he died shortly before midday.

Met Police say that a post-mortem examination will be held “in due course”.

The death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is being led by officers from the Homicide & Major Crime Command.

DCI Diane Tudway said: “The man was found on his own, seriously injured, in an alleyway between an estate agents and a supermarket in Station Road, South Norwood.

“We do not know, at this time, how the victim sustained his injuries, nor have we established a motive for any attack on him.

“If you have any information that can help us understand how this man was hurt and who may have been involved, please contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Police say that there have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.

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