Stowaway inquiry after body found in Mortlake

An inquiry has begun after the body of a man was found in a residential area in south-west London.

Police were called to Portman Avenue in Mortlake at about 07:55 BST on Sunday after the discovery of the body.

One line of inquiry for officers is whether the unidentified man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was a stowaway who fell from a passing plane.

Mortlake lies on the Heathrow flight path. The death is being treated as unexplained by police.

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

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