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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.
Commuters were today being taught how to spot hate crime on London’s Tubes and buses.
Police officers were holding a series of events to raise awareness after figures showed hate crime was an element in five per cent of all crimes reported on London’s transport network.
More than 50 events are taking place across London stations,
Police were on duty informing members of the public that anyone who reports a hate crime will be taken seriously.
In the last three months, BTP officers have spoken to more than 5,000 people about whether they’ve seen or experienced any form of hate crime.
The 49-year-old was convicted at the Old Bailey after backing the group in an oath of allegiance published online.
Police say Choudary’s followers carried out attacks in the UK and abroad.
The judge, who described Choudary as calculating and dangerous, passed the same sentence on his confidant Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 33.
Both men were also sentenced to a notification order lasting 15 years, which requires them to tell police if details such as their address change.
Choudary, of Ilford, east London, and Rahman, from Palmers Green, north London, were convicted last month of inviting support for IS – an offence contrary to section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000 – between 29 June 2014 and 6 March 2015.
The trial heard the pair also used speeches to urge support for IS, which is also known as Daesh, after it declared a caliphate in the summer of 2014.