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  • 2 March 2014, 6:02

Leytonstone Double Murder: Police Investigate

Police are investigating a double murder after two men were found dead in a car in east London.

Police were called to a road in Leytonstone just before 1am by London Ambulance Service after reports of two injured men in the area.

Met Police officers and paramedics found the pair, believed to be in their twenties, in a vehicle and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

Scotland Yard said an incident room has been set up in Barking and officers are working to identify the victims and inform their families.

Part of Montague Road in Leytonstone has been cordoned off and police forensics experts have been examining an area around the vehicle, which has been covered by a tent.

Flowers have been left at the scene, with one note reading: "To Aaron & Josiah, I can't believe what has happened to my good friends! You will forever be in our hearts & will never be forgotten, may you both rest in peace." 

Post-mortem examinations are due to take place on Saturday afternoon at Walthamstow mortuary.

There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

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