Man found dead in bushes on Hampstead Heath named

Police from the Met and Heath Constabulary attend an incident on Hampstead Heath after a dog walker

Police from the Met and Heath Constabulary attend an incident on Hampstead Heath after a dog walker discovered a body in bushes between the mixed ponds and Parliament Hill. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Polly Hancock

A man found dead by a dog walker on Hampstead Heath has today been identified.

He was John Poile, 49, who lived in Holloway. His next of kin have been informed.

His body was discovered last Thursday in a bush between the mixed bathing ponds and Parliament Hill at about 2.30pm.

The death is not being treated as suspicious by police.

An inquest was opened and adjourned at St Pancras Coroner’s Court today.