A man who died after sustaining head injuries in a wooded area in Chingford has been named as Preda Eugene.

Police have charged two people – a 22-year-old and a 21-year-old – with murder.

Mr Eugene, aged 39, was found with his injuries on February 15 in a wooded area near to Walthamstow Avenue.

Police and the London Ambulance service were called to the scene at 9.09pm, and Mr Eugene was subsequently pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination held at Poplar Mortuary on February 17 gave cause of death as a head injury.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, which is leading the investigation, have renewed their appeals for information.

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 February 11 and the day he was found?

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

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Officers are continuing to make enquiries to trace Mr Eugene’s next of kin.

Anyone with information or any witnesses who are yet to speak with police are urged to call 101 quoting reference CAD 7445/15eb.

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