Leytonstone High Road: Man ‘beaten to death’ in east London high street

The incident happened in Leytonstone High Road Google Streetview

The incident happened in Leytonstone High Road Google Streetview

A man is believed to have been beaten to death in a busy east London high street today.

Police have launched an investigation after a 52-year-old died following a suspected assault in the early hours of this morning.

He was rushed to an east London hospital with a serious head injury shortly after 2am and pronounced dead just before 9.30am.

Police were called to the hospital by staff at about 6.15am. They are treating the death as suspcious.

The London Ambulance Service had earlier been called to Leytonstone High Road, near the junction with Lancaster Road.

A crime scene remains in place and Leytonstone High Road is currently partly closed.

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