Chingford News

Pair turn themselves in after suspected Chingford murder

A man was found dead in the woods near Walthamstow Avenue earlier this week

The police cordon near Sainsbury’s in Chingford

A man and woman in their early twenties have turned themselves in to police after a man was found dead in Chingford.

Police were called to the wooded path between Sainsbury’s in Walthamstow Avenue and the nearby Morrisons shortly after 9pm on 15th February after someone reported seeing an injured man.

Tragically, by the time they and the London Ambulance Service arrived, it was already too late to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Some time later, a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman turned themselves in at a South London police station and were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Officers have identified their alleged victim and are in the process of contacting his family. A crime scene remains in place.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information about what happened, is asked to call 101 with the reference CAD 7445/15FEB22.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.