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Brixton Hill: Police treating death of man, 44, found in South London street as ‘suspicious’ as area cordoned off

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Officers from the Metropolitan Police who are investigating after a man was found dead in the street in Brixton Hill are treating his death as ‘suspicious’.

Police were called to New Park Road at 6.53am on Monday morning (July 12) by London Ambulance Service paramedics who were treating an unresponsive 44-year-old man.

He was declared dead at the scene.

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Police are now treating the death as a murder

Though police were initially treating the death as unexplained on Tuesday (July 13) Met Police say that they are now treating it as suspicious, though no arrests have been made yet.

A police cordon and crime scene remains in place in Rush Common, near the junction of New Park Road and Brixton Hill.

An anonymous resident told My London: “I live in the block of flats directly above where it happened.

“It’s indicative of how it’s become, I heard screaming, but that’s relatively commonplace nowadays, and I went back to sleep.

“I love it here, but it’s gone sour.”

Police officers remain on the crime scene guarding the cordon near to where the man was found

Police officers remain on the crime scene guarding the cordon near to where the man was found

Photos of the scene show forensics officers and tents on the scene, with a wooded area of the common appearing to be the focus of their attention.

Anyone with any information that may assist the investigation should call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting the CAD reference 1940/12JUL21.

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