Death of man near Kenwood House ‘not suspicious’, say cops

Kenwood House. Picture: Ken Mears

Kenwood House. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

A man was found dead near to Kenwood House this morning.

Police were called to Kenwood, on Hampstead Heath, at 6.37am after reports of an “adult male found deceased”.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Medics from London Ambulance Service [LAS] attended and life was pronounced extinct. The man’s next of kin have been informed.

“The circumstances of the death are not currently being treated as suspicious.”

A police cordon is in place.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kenwood House itself is currently closed to the public, but visitors can still enter the grounds.

At present, the police report cordons are in place.

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A spokesperson for Kenwood House said: “We are aware that in the early hours of this morning, emergency services attended an incident outside the perimeter fence of Kenwood House grounds. The House and grounds were closed at the time of the incident. This is a police matter and we are unable to comment further.”