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Investigation launched after badly decomposed body found in disused pub next to Forest gate Police Station in Newham

Police were called just after 1500hrs on Friday, 15 October, to the former Simpson pub on Romford Road, Forest Gate. The premises had been derelict for many years.

A body was discovered during building work on the site. Further tests will be carried out. A post mortem will be held on Tuesday, 19 October.

Cordons are in place, and officers remain at the location.