Deptford Wharf
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Metropolitan Police officers have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after he was allegedly caught trying to dispose of a body by throwing it into the River Thames at Deptford Wharf.

Police were called to the east London wharf shortly before 3am (21 November) to a report that a man was trying to dump a body in the Thames.

They subsequently stopped a car on nearby Evelyn Street, and found inside the body of a man who had suffered head injuries and was in his twenties.

London Ambulance Service arrived at the scene but the man, who is thought to have been killed at an address in Thornton Heath, south London, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, a man in his fifties, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody at a south London police station.

A woman was arrested at an address in Thornton Heath on the morning of 21 November in connection with the incident.

Nobody else is sought at this time in connection with the incident.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call the incident room at Sutton on 020 8721 4005. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contact them via