Man’s body found in the back of a bin lorry in London as police probe ‘unexplained’ death

A man’s body has been found in the back of a bin lorry in south London.  

Officers were called to scene on Bethwin Road, Camberwell, at 5.35am after reports that a body had been found.  

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and officers are treating the death as ‘unexplained’. 

The London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were called to the scene on Bethwin Road, Camberwell, at 5.35am

The London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were called to the scene on Bethwin Road, Camberwell, at 5.35am

The London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were called to the scene on Bethwin Road, Camberwell, at 5.35am

The London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were also called to the scene. 

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at approximately 5:35am on Monday, 24 February to reports of a man’s body found in the rear of a bin lorry in Bethwin Road, SE5.

‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and officers are treating the death as 'unexplained' after the body was discovered on Bethwin Road, Camberwell

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and officers are treating the death as 'unexplained' after the body was discovered on Bethwin Road, Camberwell

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and officers are treating the death as ‘unexplained’ after the body was discovered on Bethwin Road, Camberwell 

‘The man – no further details – was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained.

‘Enquiries into the circumstances continue.’

More to follow.  

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