Boy, 16, found dead near Gallions Reach DLR

Man found dead near Gallions Reach DLR. Credit: Jon King

Man found dead near Gallions Reach DLR. Credit: Jon King - Credit: Archant

A 16-year old boy has been found dead near Gallions Reach DLR station.

Police at the scene. Picture: Jon King

Police at the scene. Picture: Jon King - Credit: Archant

Police were called by paramedics to reports of an unresponsive male near the station in Atlantis Avenue, Royal Docks, at 8.38am this morning (Tuesday, March 3).

A Met spokeswoman said: "The male was pronounced dead at the scene. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained."

Gallions Reach DLR station was taped off for most of the day. Picture: Jon King

Gallions Reach DLR station was taped off for most of the day. Picture: Jon King - Credit: Archant

Officers remain at the scene and enquiries continue.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 8:34am this morning to reports of an incident in Atlantis Avenue.

Police presence at death scene near Gallions Reach DLR. Credit: Jon King

Police presence at death scene near Gallions Reach DLR. Credit: Jon King - Credit: Archant


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"We sent a medic in a car and two incident response officers to the scene. Sadly, a man was pronounced dead at the scene."

Josh Szavo, who works in the area, said: "I've never come across any trouble down here. You don't see people hanging around here at night just people getting off the DLR. This makes you feel insecure."

Shanur's body was found in scrubland near the station. Picture: Jon King

Shanur's body was found in scrubland near the station. Picture: Jon King - Credit: Archant

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The station has been closed while officers carry out their investigation.

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