Body found impaled on railings in west London

Kensington Church Walk Image copyright Google
Image caption The body was found in Kensington Church Walk

The body of a man has been found impaled on railings in west London.

Police were called at 06:39 GMT after the body was found in Kensington Church Walk, near St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington.

Two fire engines and three ambulances were also called to the scene but the 38-year-old man, who is yet to be identified, was pronounced dead.

Detectives are treating the death as unexplained but say there is nothing to suggest it was suspicious.

The man was found in an alleyway that passes by St Mary Abbots gardens, church and primary school.

Police refused to comment on whether the victim could have been a homeless man who died trying to climb over the railings.

A Met Police spokesman said the body was removed at about midday and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

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