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Police rule out hit-and-run in OAP’s mystery death

PUBLISHED: 20:43 14 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:46 05 October 2010

POLICE investigating a mystery death of an old age pensioner found lying in the road have this week ruled a hit-and-run.

Alexander Greed, the 85-year-old found injured in West Ferry Road, Limehouse, turned out to have a perforated bowel

POLICE investigating a mystery death of an old age pensioner found lying in the road have this week ruled a hit-and-run.

Alexander Greed, the 85-year-old found injured in West Ferry Road, Limehouse, turned out to have a perforated bowel.

There were no injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle, an East London pathologist has told the Poplar coroner.

Investigators at first thought he had been struck by a vehicle when he was found slumped in the road outside West Ferry DLR station on November 3.

Mr Greed, who lived just a mile away in Manchester Road, Cubit Town, on the Isle of Dogs, may have fallen and become disorientated, it is believed. He died two days later in hospital.

But police are keeping an open mind and treating his death as unexplained.

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