Message from Mayor of Hackney following man's death in Dalston

Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, said: “A man has tragically died after being found with serious injuries in Gillett Square, Dalston, in the early hours of this morning. 

“There have currently been no arrests and police officers are working to establish the exact nature of the man’s injuries.

“I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim, who is believed to be in his 30s.

“I would also like to reassure residents that there will be a significant police presence across Hackney while officers work to establish the nature of the incident. 

"Hackney Council remains committed to working with our partners, and the community, to tackle serious violence and underlying issues in Gillett Square.

“Anyone with information, or any witnesses, are urged to call: 101, reference ‘CAD 412/08may’.”