New inquiry into body found under north London railway arch

Investigations have been reopened into the death of a man whose charred body was found in north London, after concerns were raised by his family.

The body of Kester David, a bus driver, was found under a railway arch in Broomfield Lane, in July 2010.

Officers from Enfield who originally investigated the death concluded it was non-suspicious and an inquest in 2011 also recorded an open verdict.

Relatives of Mr David, of Wood Green, maintain a third party was involved.

'Open mind'

The family has campaigned for an independent inquiry after officers in the original investigation were accused of a catalogue of errors.

Post-mortem examinations gave the cause of Mr David's death as burns and "inhalation of fumes" with police ruling out foul play.

Following concerns from the man's family, senior officers carried out two reviews - in September 2011 and January 2012 - into the original investigation.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: "The results of those reviews remain under consideration and detectives from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command are to reinvestigate.

"They retain an open mind about the circumstances of Mr David's death.

"Officers will be in close contact with the family throughout the investigation to discuss its progress with them."

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