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David Ackerley. Picture: Met Police


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October 20, 2023

Two people have been arrested after the body of a 45-year-old man was found in Brentford.

David Ackerley had been reported as missing on the morning of Sunday 8 October. When the police entered his flat at Cedar Court on Boston Manor Road they found his body.

His next of kin were informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A post-mortem determined brain swelling and a bleed on the brain as the primary cause of his death.

On Thursday, 19 October detectives from Specialist Crime arrested a 33-year-old and a 35-year-old woman in the Uxbridge area on suspicion of murder and theft and they remain in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Grogan said, "David's grieving family have many questions about what happened to him, and we are now trying to provide them with answers.

"Part of this important work is building a picture of David's life, the people he associated with and incidents he was involved in.

"We know David was assaulted outside his address in Boston Manor Road around 20:30hrs on Saturday, 30 September, during which he sustained an injury to his face that required hospital treatment. This was under investigation.

"I’m sure many people will know and recognise David from the local area. He had his vulnerabilities and people will have seen him out and about.

"Two people arrested are now in police custody, but we still need the public's help to know more about David, or about any incidents he might have been involved in. Please contact us without delay."

Cedar Court on Boston Manor Road. Picture: Google Streetview

Anyone with information or material such as pictures and video that could help police can submit it directly to officers via this web link.

Alternatively call 101 or post @MetCC ref 0524683/23 or to remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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