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Walthamstow murder probe as man dies after being beaten in east London street

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A murder investigation has been launched after a 60-year-old man was beaten in an east London street and died from a head injury. 

The man was attacked in Hoe Street, near Walthamstow Central Tube station, on Tuesday morning at 6.45am, police said.

He was rushed to hospital after officers found him suffering from a head injury. He died on Wednesday. Police said his next of kin have been informed.

Scotland Yard said a 44-year-old man was arrested in Dagenham the following day at 10.50pm on suspicion of murder and he remains in custody at an east London police station.

In a statement, police said: “Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

“Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation and arrested a 44-year-old man in Dagenham at about 22:50hrs on Thursday, 4 April on suspicion of murder.

“He has been taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

“Enquiries continue.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8345 3985 or police on 101 quoting CAD 2319/04APR.

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