Dagenham ‘hit-and-run’: Murder probe after man killed in east London

Dagenham ‘hit-and-run’: Murder probe after man killed in east London

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was killed in a suspected hit-and-run in east London.

Police were called to a car park in Dagenham, just before midnight on Sunday, to reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

Emergency services rushed to Whalebone Lane South where they found a 47-year-old man suffering serious injuries.

He died at the scene a short time later, Metropolitan Police said.

Enquiries to locate his next of kin are ongoing and a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

Police believe the man was hit by a car which then left the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley said: “We believe the victim was deliberately harmed and we are treating this incident as a murder inquiry.

“We need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious.”

There have been no arrests.

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