‘Unexplained death’ in Highbury: Body in Fieldway Crescent sparks police investigation
PUBLISHED: 16:47 24 April 2019 | UPDATED: 23:21 24 April 2019
Police are investigating the “unexplained” death of a man near Central Library last night.
Officers were called to reports of a man in cardiac arrest in Fieldway Crescent at 8.37pm.
A 26-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.59pm.
A Met Police spokesperson said: “His next of kin have been informed. The death is being treated as unexplained.”
A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow.
One bystander, who saw the aftermath of the incident but asked not to be named, told the Gazette: “The body was found just behind the library where the block of flats are. Police were looking around the library to see if there was CCTV.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7:05pm to reports of a person unwell.
“We sent an incident response officer, three medics in response cars and an ambulance crew.
“Sadly, despite the efforts of medics a person died at the scene.”
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