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Kidnap victim found dead in Kilburn

A man who was kidnapped from his north London home was found dead a few miles away, police have revealed.

The victim, who was in his 30s, was "forcibly removed" from his home in Edgware at 1700 GMT on 14 November.

He was found dead at a house in Burton Road, Kilburn, eight hours later having sustained a fatal head injury.

A 23-year-old man and a woman aged 21 were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the man's murder. Both have been bailed while inquiries continue.

The dead man has not been formally identified but his next of kin have been informed.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Inquiries are under way by detectives from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command to establish the circumstances surrounding the death and what led up to it.

"The death is being treated as murder and it is believed this was an isolated and targeted incident.

"We do know that the victim was forcibly removed from his home address at approximately 5pm on Sunday 14 November in Edgware and he had been beaten prior to his death.

"Inquiries were under way to trace his whereabouts when we were alerted to the body."

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a head injury.

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