Homeless man found dead in Sutton hours before Christmas Day

A homeless man was found dead in Sutton just hours before Christmas Day, the Metropolitan Police has said. Officers were called to St Nicholas Way in Sutton where they found a man who had died on Sunday evening, December 24.

They believe the man had been sleeping rough, and are not treating his death as suspicious. Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

The full statement from the Metropolitan Police says: “Police are on scene dealing with the tragic death of a male who it is believed has been sleeping rough in Sutton. The death is not being treated as suspicious, but the circumstances are still being investigated and next of kin have yet to be informed.”

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It comes just hours after a separate shocking incident in the borough after a 27-year-old was stabbed in a Sainsbury’s in Wallington, at around 3pm on December 24. The incident left the man in a serious condition before he was rushed to hospital by paramedics. The man’s condition has not been confirmed by the police.

A crime scene was put in place while officers examined the area surrounding the incident. There have been no arrests regarding the stabbing at this stage, the Metropolitan Police have said.

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