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Three arrested in East London after man found beaten to death

PUBLISHED: 18:00 03 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:20 05 October 2010

DETECTIVES investigating the abduction and murder of 24-year-old Syed Abbass in East London have made three arrests. All three are being questioned at an East London police station

By Mike Brooke

DETECTIVES investigating the abduction and murder of 24-year-old Syed Abbass in East London have made three arrests today (Thursday).

All three were taken in this-morning and are being questioned at an East London police station, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Syed died at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel on September 8, the day after being found beaten up in the street in East Ham. A post-mortem later gave cause of death as head injury.

Police were called by a member of the public at 3.30am on September 7 who reported seeing a man being beaten and dragged into a white Audi car at Earlham Grove in Forest Gate. But they found no trace of the car.

Officers were then called two hours later by the London Ambulance Service to Flanders Road in East Ham, two miles away, where Syed was found on the pavement. His Audi was later found burnt out in Redbridge.

Syed had been visiting his sister and had arrived back at his home in Forest Gate when he was grabbed outside the house and beaten up before being dragged into the car and driven off.

Police are appealing for witnesses who were in Earlham Grove on September 7 or anyone with information to contact the incident room on 020-8345 3865, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

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