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Death 'non-suspicious' after body found in street

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:15 05 October 2010

A MAN was found dead outside a shop on Saturday morning. Police say they were called to St Leonard s Road in Poplar around 8.25am where they found the man behind a shop. The man, believed to be in his mid-20s, was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-m

A MAN was found dead outside a shop on Saturday morning.

Police say they were called to St Leonard's Road in Poplar around 8.25am where they found the man behind a shop.

The man, believed to be in his mid-20s, was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-mortem at Poplar Mortuary on Sunday gave the cause of death as head injuries and drowning.

But cops said the injuries are not consistent with an assault.

A spokesman said: "There is nothing to suggest foul play, and the death is being treated as non-suspicious."

The man's next of kin have been informed although officers await a formal identification

An inquest into the death was due to open and adjourns today (Monday) at Poplar Coroner's Court.

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