UPDATE - Police investigated over previous contact with two people found dead in east London

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating previous contact between officers and Paul Wright and Lucinda Port who were both found dead in Tower Hamlets since Sunday.

The Met named both people today after Mr Wright, 31, was found hanged in Weavers Fields, Bethnal Green on Sunday.

The discovery of his body led officers to a flat in Brymay Close, Bow, 36 hours later where they found Ms Port, 29, who had died from stab wounds.

The Met has referred “matters in connection with these incidents” to the IPCC and has said it would be inappropriate to provide any further comment at this time.

Murder police have linked the two incidents though enquiries continue and a spokesperson said police are keeping “an open mind.”


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Next of kin for both people have been informed.

A post-mortem examination of Mr Wright took place at Poplar mortuary yesterday and cause of death was given as suspension while the post-mortem into Ms Port’s death was held there today with the cause of death given as stab injuries.

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An inquest will open into both deaths at St Pancras Coroner’s Court on Tuesday.

An incident room has opened at the Homicide and Serious Crime Command under DCI John Sandlin.

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