Murder investigation launched after man found dead in parkland

A murder investigation has been launched by the Metropolitan Police after a man was found dead yesterday evening.

Officers were called at 7:05pm on Sunday by London Ambulance Service (LAS) to Monks Park, Wembley, NW10, close to Monks Park Gardens.

A man was reported to have been found unresponsive in nearby parkland.

Officers and LAS attended and found a man, believed to be in his late 20s, with head injuries; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “We are launching a major investigation, but we will need the help and support of the community to bring those responsible to justice. We urgently want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, especially if you saw or heard anything suspicious. Any details you can provide, no matter how small, could be vital.

“We need to hear from you if you saw anyone hanging around or leaving the scene, either by car or on foot. If you want to, you can call Crimestoppers with information and you don’t have to give your name.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call detectives on 020 8368 0100 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 6884/07JUL.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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