Man’s body is found in wheelie bin behind Waitrose store in north London
- Police launched an probe after the discovery near the car park at 4pm last night
- Forensic tent on Tollington Road, Islington, while officers tried to identify man
- Detectives said death was unexplained as locals report drug problem in the area
A man’s body has been found in a wheelie bin behind a Waitrose in Islington, north London.
Police have launched an investigation after the discovery near the supermarket’s car park at 4pm last night.
A forensic tent was set up on Tollington Road while officers tried to identify the man.
A man’s body was found in a wheelie bin behind a Waitrose in Islington, north London, last night
A forensic tent (pictured) was set up while police tried to identify the dead man. Detectives are treating the death as unexplained
The Metropolitan Police wrote on Twitter last night: ‘Officers are at a scene in Tollington Road #Islington where a man’s body was found in a wheelie bin at approx 4pm on Saturday.
‘Central North officers working to establish identity. Death being treated as unexplained at this stage and no arrest. Post-mortem to be arranged.’
A spokesman for the Met added: ‘Police were called to Tollington Road, Islington, shortly before 4pm on Saturday, May 11, to reports of a man’s body found in a wheelie bin.
Police have launched an investigation after the discovery near the supermarket’s car park at 4pm
‘Officers attended. Road closures have been put in place at the scene.
‘Detectives are working to establish the man’s identity. At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained.’
It comes after a reported spike in drug dealing in the supermarket car park, with one resident claiming people ‘smoking crack’ and ‘screaming’ had become a common feature on Shelburne Road, according to the Islington Gazette.
There is no suggestion the death is drug related.
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