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Body found in the back of a car at Tesco store

A body has been found in the back of a car at a Tesco store in east London. Police cordoned off part of the car park at Tesco Gallows Corner near Romford early this morning.

Police say they found the body of a man in his 50s inside the car. Speaking to the Brentwood Gazzette an employee of Rapid Mechanical Services - situated opposite Tesco - said:

I got in at 7.20am this morning and it was all cordoned off. There was a couple of police cars and plain clothes police.

I saw a couple of forensics vans turn up and there was a couple of guys in full black suits and masks.

And then you had forensic guys in white suits.

I'm a bit shocked if it was a body. I thought if there was a body it would be screened off.

I thought if it was a bomb we would have been out of there.

I have lived round here all my life and I do not expect it. You get the odd bit of crime round here but no bodies.

– Anonymous employee


Boy, aged 14, goes missing in east London

A boy, aged 14, has gone missing in east London. Syed Zar Naqvi was last seen on Monday afternoon in Walthamstow. Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for his safety.

Syed Zar Naqvi Credit: Met Police
  • Syed was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and hooded jumper under a black puffa jacket
  • He is 5ft 6ins tall, slim build and of Pakistani background

Anyone with information can call Waltham Forest Missing Persons Team on 0203 2760940, 101, or Missing People on 116000 quoting Merlin reference: 14MIS037658.

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