Witness appeal after unexplained death in Croydon

Katherine Johnston (07 December, 2020)

A man called operators after seeing an OAP collapse in the street - but then left the scene

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Police are appealing for a witness to come forward after an unexplained death in Croydon.

On Friday, December 4, a man was found collapsed in Clifford Road, around 11.37pm.  He passed away after being taken to hospital.

Police say they believe they have confirmed his identity, but are still working to locate his next of kin and inform them.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Officers are appealing for a witness who reported seeing the man fall in the street to come forward.

The caller told operators he was in a car when he saw the man collapse, but then left the scene. 

The witness is not being treated as a suspect but it is believed he could help police with their enquiries.

The witness, or anyone with information, could call South Area CID on 07741 702 725 or 101 ref CAD 8401/4 Dec. Alternatively tweet @MetCC, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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