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.