Saturday 21 August 2021


Murder in Tower Hamlets Park Cemetery

We are assisting the MPS in the death of a man in Tower Hamlets Park Cemetery. 

The victim was found dead in the cemetery on the morning of August 16. The post mortem on Thursday concluded that the victim suffered blunt force trauma to the head.  The police arrested  a man on Friday on suspicion of murder. The park remains closed for forensic investigation of the crime scene.

The police is urgently appealing for information and witnesses. You can:
Call the Incident Room direct on 0208 345 3865
Call 101, or Tweet @MetCC quoting 1277/16. 
Follow link:
Use Crimestoppers anonymously: 0800 555 111.
Contact the LGBT charity Galop for third-party confidential reporting

See also the MPS press release.

We are making sure that LGBT+ issues are addressed in the murder investigation as well as the wider police response regarding safety for our community.  

Although it is not yet clear whether this specific case was motivated by homophobia, this murder has taken place in the background of increased number of incidents in the vicinity of cruising grounds. We have been working with local police and local LGBT+ networks to improve policing and to encourage personal safety. This tragic incident highlights the urgent need for this work.

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