Body found on fire in West London park was so badly burnt man had to be identified through his fingertips

Published date30 June 2022
Publication titleMyLondon (England)
Both the London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service rushed to the scene but Subere Badade was pronounced dead at 4.40am that day. His death was originally treated as unexplained but was soon changed to suspicious following a forensic investigation

Opening an inquest into his death at West London Coroner’s Court today, Assistant Coroner Richard Furniss said: “As I understand it, in the early hours of June 13, a member of the public witnessed a fire in Belvue park in Northolt and realised it was a body on fire, and it was Mr Badade that was later identified by his fingerprints."

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He added: "The member of the public called the London Fire Brigade, who called sometime after 4am and they attended with the Metropolitan Police. The cause of death has not been finally ascertained although Mr Badade has been identified.”

Two men have been arrested and charged with his murder. Samuel Stewart, 35, and David Pilgrim, 32, both of Northolt, appeared at the Old Bailey on June 22 and were remanded into custody. A plea hearing is due to take place on October 7.

Following the incident, Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, responsible for local policing in Ealing...

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