Man found dead after reports of a fight outside Eastcote Station

Credit: David Nathan/999 London

A police cordon is in place this afternoon after a man believed to be aged in his 40s was found dead near Eastcote Station on Field End Road. 

Police were called to the location last night by London Ambulance Service after reports of a fight near the station.
 

Members of the public took to social media this morning to try and find out what had happened. 

One person tweeted: “Anyone know what happened out side Eastcote station ? Forensic tent and police presence.”

 

Another person said: “Field End Road was sealed off (including for pedestrians) between the station and the lights at the junction with North View and Elm Avenue at around 1 this morning.”

Credit: David Nathan/999 London

Shortly before 11:30pm last night, TFL Access tweeted: “Eastcote: The Piccadilly and Metropolitan line station is closed. This is due to a police investigation outside the station.

“We’re sorry for any disruption this may cause.”

Credit: David Nathan/999 London
 

Met Police said via their website: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service [LAS] shortly after 22:30hrs on Sunday, 10 January, following reports of a fight on Field End Road, Pinner.

“Officers attended, along with LAS, and found an unresponsive man. Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the man, believed to be aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed but formal identification is yet to take place.

“The death is being treated as suspicious. A post-mortem examination is scheduled to commence on the afternoon of 11 January.

Forensics at the crime scene in Field End Road. (Credit: David Nathan/999 London)

“A crime scene remains in place as enquiries continue to establish the circumstances. The Met’s investigation is led by homicide detectives from Specialist Crime.

“A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.”

 

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 10.17pm yesterday (10 January) to reports of a person unwell outside Eastcote Station.

“We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer, a medic in a car and a team leader. We also dispatched a London Air Ambulance trauma team.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of medics, a person died at the scene.”