Pictured: Man who died after being found with serious head injuries in Chingford woodland


his is the first picture of a man who died after being found with serious head injuries in woodland in Chingford.

Preda Eugene, 39, was pronounced dead after he was found with the critical injury in the deserted area near to Walthamstow Avenue, Chingford at 9.10pm on Wednesday.

Police said Eugene was living in a hut in the woodland. They are still working to find his family.

A post-mortem examination held at Poplar Mortuary on Friday gave cause of death as a head injury.

Two people – a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman – have been charged with murder after handing themselves in to a south London police station.

Detective Inspector Frank Copley, said: “Although we’ve now charged two people in connection with Preda’s murder, I am still keen to hear from anyone who has information about what led up to his death.

“We know that he was living in a hut in the woodland but what happened to cause his death? Did you see him, or anyone else in the area between Saturday, 11th February and the day he was found?

“Any piece of information could be vital in establishing exactly what happened.”

Anyone with information or any witnesses who are yet to speak with police are urged to call 101 quoting reference CAD 7445/15eb. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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