Arrest in Forest Gate murder probe

A MAN was today being quizzed by police in connection with a murder in Forest Gate.

It follows the discovery of a body at a squat in Capel Road on Monday afternoon.

The 37-year-old male victim was declared dead at the scene and has yet to be formally identified.

A postmortem held at East Ham mortuary gave the cause of death as severe blunt trauma injuries to the head.

A 27-year-old was arrested by officers on Wednesday and remains in custody.

Neighbours say the semi-detached house where the body was found had been boarded up for several years.

It is understood it had recently been taken over by squatters.

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The property, which is opposite Wanstead Flats, has since been sealed off by police and officers have been stationed outside.