Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a body on fire in a park in Northolt this morning (13 June).
The Met have confirmed that the death is being treated as suspicious. Officers have not yet been able to confirm the person’s identity, however the body is believed to be that of a male.
Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine, the senior investigating officer, said: “This is a complex and fast-moving investigation and we are working to piece together the events that resulted in this person losing their life.
“Our top priority at this stage is identifying the person involved so their family can be informed. We are also carrying out house-to-house enquiries are reviewing CCTV to build a timeline of who was in the area at the time of the fire.
“Officers will be in the park for some time and I would like to thank the community for their understanding as we carry out our thorough investigation. I would also encourage anyone with information about what happened to come forward.”
Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, responsible for local policing in Ealing, said: “Like many people across Ealing I am shocked and saddened by this dreadful news and I recognise it will cause considerable concern in the community. I can assure you that we are doing all we can to work out what happened.
“There is no information at this time to suggest there is any wider risk as a result of this incident and I would ask the public to avoid speculating about the circumstances while our investigation takes place. An increased number of officers will be in the area over the coming days to provide reassurance and listen to your concerns.”
Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 952/13Jun.