Shocked police have discovered a dead body ‘inside a suitcase’ at a deserted property after neighbours reported a ‘foul smelling odour,’ that lasted for weeks.
Police and forensic teams were spotted outside a property in Southall, West London, at around 9pm on Friday night.
Local reports claim the ‘body of a female’ was found ‘in a suitcase’ by a painter who entered flats above a parade of shops on The Crescent earlier today.
Met Police confirmed it was investigating an ‘unexplained death,’ following the discovery just before 3pm on Friday. It would not confirm any details identifying the body.’
Police and forensic crews were parked outside a safe deposit building in Southall on Friday night, amid reports a dead body had been discovered in a suitcase
One local said the body of a woman had been found in a suitcase at a flat near Beaconsfield Road, Southall
Patrol cars and forensic crews’ vans were parked up outside a safe deposit firm on nearby Beaconsfield Road tonight.
A spokesman from Met Police said tonight: ‘Officers are investigating following an unexplained death in Southall.
‘Police were called at 14:53hrs on Friday, 18 December to an address in The Crescent, Southall UB1, after a person was found deceased.
‘Enquiries to identify the deceased are ongoing. The death is currently being treated as unexplained.
‘Officers are not discussing the circumstances of the discovery any further at this stage. There have been no arrests.’
The death has not been passed to Scotland Yard murder detectives and remains under the investigation of local police in the borough of Ealing.
The body was discovered shortly before 3pm on Friday afternoon, with locals claiming it was found by a painter visiting the flat
Forensic crews were in Southall on Friday night after local police investigating the ‘unexplained death,’ of a person found in a flat above a parade of shops
Officers are understood to have started making enquiries with locals earlier this evening, at around 6.30pm.
Shop owners along The Crescent, including Shabana Hair and Beauty Salon, which is based in the red building, say officers spoke to them earlier today enquiring about CCTV footage.
Residents said they had noticed a ‘really foul smelling odour,’ coming from a nearby property around two weeks ago.