Community react with disbelief after man found dead in cemetery near border of Redbridge and Newham

Murder in 'sacred ground' of cemetery shocks community

Murder in 'sacred ground' of cemetery shocks community

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Cemetery visitors and the community have reacted with disbelief after a man was murdered on "sacred ground".

The 54-year-old was found unconscious with a neck injury at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Aldersbrook Road at 2.17pm on Wednesday.

He was taken to hospital by air ambulance but died later.

Yesterday police closed off the cemetery completely to the public.

Police believe they know the man's identity, but he is yet to be formally identified.

Only parties attending funerals were allowed to enter.

A 39-year-old woman, who asked not to be named, attended his uncle's funeral at the cemetery yesterday.

She said: “This is a disgrace, I just wanted to bury my uncle.

“We were forced to get off our coach and walk where we had to be to avoid all the blue and white tape that cordoned off the area”

“This is a decent cemetery with a decent name.

“To think that someone could murder in such a peaceful area, it’s disgusting.

“Practically my whole family are buried here."

Saleem Mohammed, 56, of The Drive in Ilford, works at a nearby taxi rank in Aldersbrook Road.

He said: “It is such a nice area with calm, lovely people. I am shaken.

“There were large groups of people standing outside the gates, who were escorted out but no- one knew what was going on.”

Police helicopters were spotted circling over the site on Wednesday at about 4pm.

Rishi Sudra, 50, who works at Wine Plus in Aldersbrook Road, said: “Customers have been gossiping about it.

“The people at the gate must know who goes in or out of the cemetery.”

On the other side of the park, Eddy Santos, 23, Forest View Road, Manor Park said: “I would never expect there to be a murder in the graveyard  - that is on another level.”

“People over there on the north side of the cemetery may be shocked that murders happen, but I am not.”

Daniel Freitas, 19, of Toronto Avenue, said: “I was shocked and scared.

“I would expect that on the street but a graveyard, for me that is sacred ground.”

Laureen Furnley, of Forest View Road, 83 said: “My whole family are buried in City of London cemetery.

"A lot has happened in my time but why are people killing each other in there?

"There is enough dead in there already.”

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3734, or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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8:55am Fri 25 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

“We were forced to get off our coach and walk where we had to be to avoid all the blue and white tape that cordoned off the area”


Oh dear , how inconvenient, maybe the victims family would like the murder scene to be preserved so the police can catch the culprit .
“We were forced to get off our coach and walk where we had to be to avoid all the blue and white tape that cordoned off the area” Oh dear , how inconvenient, maybe the victims family would like the murder scene to be preserved so the police can catch the culprit . Villagecranberry
  • Score: 9

2:49pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Linzi1 says...

It doesn't surprise me as Wanstead is now a total sh*t hole with the same sort of people living there! It's fall of immigrants & laughably Wanstead people are so up their backsides yet they are invariably fat & scruffy with not a pot to pi*s in-all kippers & curtains peoples!! The City of London Crem has a café on site & the English men that frequent this place for meets are small time villains & they're wronguns, ie filth small time drug dealers that come in from Forest Gate, Stratford & Canning Town, although some do live in Wanstead! The café should be closed down permanently!!!! The place is so vast & the men at the gates don't monitor anyone. If someone arrived on foot or on a push bike they could disappear into the crem & do whatever! Im just so glad my family & myself moved away from scum Wanstead a few years back & we're off in two days to sunnier climates on a permanent basis! I say good riddance to sh*t England!!! Linzi Brindle nee Doze
It doesn't surprise me as Wanstead is now a total sh*t hole with the same sort of people living there! It's fall of immigrants & laughably Wanstead people are so up their backsides yet they are invariably fat & scruffy with not a pot to pi*s in-all kippers & curtains peoples!! The City of London Crem has a café on site & the English men that frequent this place for meets are small time villains & they're wronguns, ie filth small time drug dealers that come in from Forest Gate, Stratford & Canning Town, although some do live in Wanstead! The café should be closed down permanently!!!! The place is so vast & the men at the gates don't monitor anyone. If someone arrived on foot or on a push bike they could disappear into the crem & do whatever! Im just so glad my family & myself moved away from scum Wanstead a few years back & we're off in two days to sunnier climates on a permanent basis! I say good riddance to sh*t England!!! Linzi Brindle nee Doze Linzi1
  • Score: 4

3:13pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Linzi1 says...

As for the prat that complained about police presence whilst burying her uncle, she needs burying herself!!!!!
As for the prat that complained about police presence whilst burying her uncle, she needs burying herself!!!!! Linzi1
  • Score: 2

7:44pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Linzi1 wrote:
It doesn't surprise me as Wanstead is now a total sh*t hole with the same sort of people living there! It's fall of immigrants & laughably Wanstead people are so up their backsides yet they are invariably fat & scruffy with not a pot to pi*s in-all kippers & curtains peoples!! The City of London Crem has a café on site & the English men that frequent this place for meets are small time villains & they're wronguns, ie filth small time drug dealers that come in from Forest Gate, Stratford & Canning Town, although some do live in Wanstead! The café should be closed down permanently!!!! The place is so vast & the men at the gates don't monitor anyone. If someone arrived on foot or on a push bike they could disappear into the crem & do whatever! Im just so glad my family & myself moved away from scum Wanstead a few years back & we're off in two days to sunnier climates on a permanent basis! I say good riddance to sh*t England!!! Linzi Brindle nee Doze
Wherever you are going, no doubt, you will bring the area down.

Sounds like Spain to me by the latent clues. Will you be like the type of family that venture off and try to 'Start a new life and business' with life savings of circa £1600.00? 'Great ideas'. Selling good old 'Full English Breakfast' to the holidaymakers and cannot even fry an egg without a major domestic between the family of staff including a single mother daughter with tattoos, piercings who cannot get out of bed before noon? All smoking at least 100 'cig gives' between you before lunch?

Then when things go wrong or one of the family need a boob job or Botox, scuttle off back to Blighty with some dodgy psychiatric report backing up you case whilst at the same time seeing if your benefits can be increased in anyway? Meanwhile blaming the immigrants for the reasons you have left, whilst creating havoc in your new found utopian existence?

I bet your former neighbours in the UK are rejoicing as I write?!
[quote][p][bold]Linzi1[/bold] wrote: It doesn't surprise me as Wanstead is now a total sh*t hole with the same sort of people living there! It's fall of immigrants & laughably Wanstead people are so up their backsides yet they are invariably fat & scruffy with not a pot to pi*s in-all kippers & curtains peoples!! The City of London Crem has a café on site & the English men that frequent this place for meets are small time villains & they're wronguns, ie filth small time drug dealers that come in from Forest Gate, Stratford & Canning Town, although some do live in Wanstead! The café should be closed down permanently!!!! The place is so vast & the men at the gates don't monitor anyone. If someone arrived on foot or on a push bike they could disappear into the crem & do whatever! Im just so glad my family & myself moved away from scum Wanstead a few years back & we're off in two days to sunnier climates on a permanent basis! I say good riddance to sh*t England!!! Linzi Brindle nee Doze[/p][/quote]Wherever you are going, no doubt, you will bring the area down. Sounds like Spain to me by the latent clues. Will you be like the type of family that venture off and try to 'Start a new life and business' with life savings of circa £1600.00? 'Great ideas'. Selling good old 'Full English Breakfast' to the holidaymakers and cannot even fry an egg without a major domestic between the family of staff including a single mother daughter with tattoos, piercings who cannot get out of bed before noon? All smoking at least 100 'cig gives' between you before lunch? Then when things go wrong or one of the family need a boob job or Botox, scuttle off back to Blighty with some dodgy psychiatric report backing up you case whilst at the same time seeing if your benefits can be increased in anyway? Meanwhile blaming the immigrants for the reasons you have left, whilst creating havoc in your new found utopian existence? I bet your former neighbours in the UK are rejoicing as I write?! Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

10:00pm Sat 2 Aug 14

linzi666 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Linzi1 wrote:
It doesn't surprise me as Wanstead is now a total sh*t hole with the same sort of people living there! It's fall of immigrants & laughably Wanstead people are so up their backsides yet they are invariably fat & scruffy with not a pot to pi*s in-all kippers & curtains peoples!! The City of London Crem has a café on site & the English men that frequent this place for meets are small time villains & they're wronguns, ie filth small time drug dealers that come in from Forest Gate, Stratford & Canning Town, although some do live in Wanstead! The café should be closed down permanently!!!! The place is so vast & the men at the gates don't monitor anyone. If someone arrived on foot or on a push bike they could disappear into the crem & do whatever! Im just so glad my family & myself moved away from scum Wanstead a few years back & we're off in two days to sunnier climates on a permanent basis! I say good riddance to sh*t England!!! Linzi Brindle nee Doze
Wherever you are going, no doubt, you will bring the area down.

Sounds like Spain to me by the latent clues. Will you be like the type of family that venture off and try to 'Start a new life and business' with life savings of circa £1600.00? 'Great ideas'. Selling good old 'Full English Breakfast' to the holidaymakers and cannot even fry an egg without a major domestic between the family of staff including a single mother daughter with tattoos, piercings who cannot get out of bed before noon? All smoking at least 100 'cig gives' between you before lunch?

Then when things go wrong or one of the family need a boob job or Botox, scuttle off back to Blighty with some dodgy psychiatric report backing up you case whilst at the same time seeing if your benefits can be increased in anyway? Meanwhile blaming the immigrants for the reasons you have left, whilst creating havoc in your new found utopian existence?

I bet your former neighbours in the UK are rejoicing as I write?!
The description you explain above are the very English Waltham Forest pikeys that we have gladly left behind! We're not in an EU country, you see my husband needs to be in a country where they have no Extradition Treaty! Regarding our old neighbours, they went back to Bangladesh to force marriage on their 16yr old daughter. Poor child! Wont be able to reply again as no longer in Uk. Have a good evening, I do feel sorry for you, must be awful being lonely & also not working, England for you!! Linzi
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linzi1[/bold] wrote: It doesn't surprise me as Wanstead is now a total sh*t hole with the same sort of people living there! It's fall of immigrants & laughably Wanstead people are so up their backsides yet they are invariably fat & scruffy with not a pot to pi*s in-all kippers & curtains peoples!! The City of London Crem has a café on site & the English men that frequent this place for meets are small time villains & they're wronguns, ie filth small time drug dealers that come in from Forest Gate, Stratford & Canning Town, although some do live in Wanstead! The café should be closed down permanently!!!! The place is so vast & the men at the gates don't monitor anyone. If someone arrived on foot or on a push bike they could disappear into the crem & do whatever! Im just so glad my family & myself moved away from scum Wanstead a few years back & we're off in two days to sunnier climates on a permanent basis! I say good riddance to sh*t England!!! Linzi Brindle nee Doze[/p][/quote]Wherever you are going, no doubt, you will bring the area down. Sounds like Spain to me by the latent clues. Will you be like the type of family that venture off and try to 'Start a new life and business' with life savings of circa £1600.00? 'Great ideas'. Selling good old 'Full English Breakfast' to the holidaymakers and cannot even fry an egg without a major domestic between the family of staff including a single mother daughter with tattoos, piercings who cannot get out of bed before noon? All smoking at least 100 'cig gives' between you before lunch? Then when things go wrong or one of the family need a boob job or Botox, scuttle off back to Blighty with some dodgy psychiatric report backing up you case whilst at the same time seeing if your benefits can be increased in anyway? Meanwhile blaming the immigrants for the reasons you have left, whilst creating havoc in your new found utopian existence? I bet your former neighbours in the UK are rejoicing as I write?![/p][/quote]The description you explain above are the very English Waltham Forest pikeys that we have gladly left behind! We're not in an EU country, you see my husband needs to be in a country where they have no Extradition Treaty! Regarding our old neighbours, they went back to Bangladesh to force marriage on their 16yr old daughter. Poor child! Wont be able to reply again as no longer in Uk. Have a good evening, I do feel sorry for you, must be awful being lonely & also not working, England for you!! Linzi linzi666
  • Score: 5

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