Four women, aged between 48 and 21, and a 17-year-old girl have been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody following the death of a 37 year old man in Rainham last night.
The man was found unresponsive on Louise Gardens, despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Work is ongoing to determine the man’s identity and ensure next of kin are informed.
A crime scene is in place and homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are working to understand the full circumstances.
Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101 ref CAD 6386/1 Dec.
To remain 100 per cent anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.