Man found beaten to death in Ilford car park

Castleton Road, Ilford, Image copyright Google
Image caption The body was found in a car park on Castleton Road in Ilford

A man has been found beaten to death in an east London car park.

Fire crews discovered the 54-year-old victim unconscious near a burnt-out car on Castleton Road, Ilford, on Monday.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at about 05:50 BST. A post-mortem examination found he died from blunt force trauma.

The Metropolitan Police Homicide and Major Crime Command is investigating. Formal identification has yet to take place.

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