Search

Dead body found at homeless shelter in Finsbury

17:08 19 September 2012

The ambulance service pronounced the man dead at 7.41am yesterday

The ambulance service pronounced the man dead at 7.41am yesterday

Archant

A man has been found dead at a centre for the homeless.

The body was discovered at a shelter in Margery Street, Finsbury, yesterday (Tuesday) morning at about 7.15am.

The man, thought to be aged 41, was found dead at the scene by paramedics. Police say the death is unexplained as they await the results of a post mortem, although they do not think the circumstances suspicious at this stage. The building is run by St Mungo’s and the Mayor of London-backed No Second Night Out (NSNO) scheme and hosts accommodation and an assessment centre.

A spokesman for Islington Police said: “We were at St Mungo’s on an unrelated matter.

“It was brought to officers’ attention that there was a man believed to be deceased at the premises. London Ambulance Service was called and paramedics pronounced life extinct at 7.41am. At the moment, police are treating the death as unexplained.”

A post mortem was due to take place this afternoon.

Latest News Stories

The Crest Academys Year seven boys and Year nine and ten boys and girls playing football at Arsenal Football Hub as part of a football and physics club

Arsenal use science to teach football-loving youngsters how to bend it with their brains

Yesterday, 10:36
The Whittington TB department celebrated their first birthday this month

Tuberculosis team at the Whittington hospital open for a year

Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Islington-based Deborah Hutton Campaign has scooped an award

Campaign - named after Vogue health editor Deborah Hutton - takes gong

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Prof Patel

The borough’s annual Word Festival kicks off this month with a focus on the power of the written and spoken word to boost mental health and wellbeing.

Most read news

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder