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Builders discover ‘badly decomposed’ body in derelict pub next door to an East End police station

Builders discover ‘badly decomposed’ body in derelict pub next door to an East End police station

  • Officers attended the former Simpson pub on Romford Road, Forest Gate
  • The body, found during construction work, is believed to be badly decomposed
  • Tests will now be carried out on the remains with a post mortem set to take place


A ‘badly decomposed’ body has been found at a derelict pub beside an east London police station.  

Officers attended the former Simpson pub on Romford Road, Forest Gate, at around 3pm on Friday. 

Tests will now be carried out on the remains with a post mortem set to take place on October 19.

The body, which was found during construction work at the site, is believed to have decayed significantly. 

A Met Police spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Police were called just after 1500hrs on Friday, 15 October, to the former Simpson pub on Romford Road, Forest Gate. 

Officers attended the former Simpson pub on Romford Road, Forest Gate, at around 3pm on Friday

The body, which was found during construction work at the site, is believed to be badly decomposed

The body, which was found during construction work at the site, is believed to be badly decomposed

Pictures at the scene show a forensics tent outside the derelict pub, with officers attending and cordons in place

Pictures at the scene show a forensics tent outside the derelict pub, with officers attending and cordons in place

‘The premises had been derelict for many years.

‘A body was discovered during building work on the site.

‘Tests will now be carried out and a post mortem will be held on Tuesday, 19 October to establish further information.’

Pictures at the scene show a forensics tent outside the derelict pub, with officers attending and cordons in place. 

It is understood that the pub had been known as The Freemasons Arms before at reopened as Simpsons between the 1980s and 2000s.  

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