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 Islington News Stories

43 minutes ago

Furious campaigners have lodged a formal complaint over the granting of £2million in Lottery cash to the Cally Park clock tower visitors’ centre.

Yesterday, 09:30

Islington’s housing boss today called for the power to ban Airbnb users from renting out single rooms for more than 90 days.

Fri, 17:41

Blackstock Road in Finsbury Park was closed at the height of the evening rush hour while police investigated a suspicious item left on a 106 bus.

Fri, 15:48

A member of Islington’s notorious Adams crime family has been jailed for nine years for shooting a man in the chest at point-blank range.

Fri, 15:06

Transport bosses are driving through with changes to the Archway bus network – ignoring 75 per cent of the people whose opinion they asked.

Fri, 12:39

A London Metropolitan University lecturer has set up Christmas gift exchange – for Welsh Terriers.

Fri, 10:48

The search for a missing teenage girl from Islington has entered its third day.

Thu, 18:02

Controversial plans to build a visitor’s centre at the foot of the Caledonian Park clock tower have won £2million in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

PROMOTED CONTENT

If your favourite pair of shoes are on their way out, you might be thinking of throwing them away.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now