A murder investigation has been launched after a man was pronounced dead after suffering a cardiac arrest in West London.
Police rushed to the scene on Sipson Lane, Harlington, West London, at 6am this morning (October 31) after a motorist noticed a body by the side of the road.
The man was believed to be in cardiac arrest and was treated by staff from the London Ambulance Service at the scene.
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He was pronounced dead shortly after at 7am.
Formal identification has not yet taken place, but officers believe the man is a 28 year old from Southall, Ealing, named Mohamed Muhiyidian.
The man’s next of kin have been informed.
A post mortem examination is set to take place in due course, but the death is currently being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation has been launched following the incident.
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Detective Inspector Melanie Pressley, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “We do not yet know how Mohamed came to be lying injured at the side of the road this morning, but there will be people out there who do know.
“I would appeal to anyone with information about this incident to come forward. I would also ask anyone who knew Mohamed and may know why someone would wish to do him harm, to speak to us.
“In addition, I would appeal to anyone who drove along Sipson Lane on Saturday or in the early hours of Sunday morning to check any dashcam footage they may have to see if it captured anything unusual.
“A family is grieving after hearing the terrible news that their loved one has been murdered. We will do everything we can to find out who is responsible, but we need the public’s help.”
Anyone with information should call 101, giving the reference 2365/31OCT.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org .