May 23 2013 Latest news:
by Tim Lamden
Friday, April 13, 2012
Police have launched a fresh investigation into the death of a Wood Green man in 2010.
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s murder squad are to reinvestigate the death of Kester David, 53, of Russell Avenue, whose burnt body was found underneath a railway arch in Palmers Green.
Enfield Police’s investigation at the time concluded that the death was non-suspicious, following a post-mortem examination which ruled that Mr David died from burns and inhalation of fumes.
An inquest at Barnet Coroner’s Court on January 31, 2011 recorded an open verdict.
But after concerns from Mr David’s family about the circumstances surrounding his death, two reviews into the original Enfield Police investigation were carried out by senior officers from the force last September and January.
The results of those reviews remain under consideration and the Met Police’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command are set to carry out a new investigation.
Mr David’s body was found on July 7, 2010 after police were called to reports of a body beneath a railway arch in Broomfield Lane, Palmers Green.