Detectives looking for missing Barking man find body

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Officers searching for missing 62-year-old Dennis Farnell discovered the body of a man in John Sayer Close, Barking, on Saturday, December 28.

While formal identification has not yet taken place, officers believe the deceased is Mr Farnell. His next-of-kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination took place at Queen’s Hospital on Sunday, December 29. His death is being treated as unexplained at this time.

A number of arrests have been made as part of the investigation.

A 53-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman were arrested on Tuesday, December 24 on suspicion of robbery and kidnap. They have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A 24-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were arrested on Tuesday, December 24 on suspicion of kidnap. They have both been bailed to return on a date in late January.

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Mick Ferris

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