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Double murder suspect Lee Peacock found seriously injured on canal barge
25 August 2021, 22:19 | Updated: 26 August 2021, 06:36
Double murder suspect Lee Peacock has been found seriously injured by police on a canal barge in west London.
The Metropolitan Police said officers visited the barge in the vicinity of Ferrymead Avenue, Ealing, at 5.55pm on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into the deaths of Sharon Pickles, 45, and Clinton Ashmore, 59.
The force said they found a man inside and officers are "confident" he is 49-year-old Lee Peacock.
Peacock had previously been named as a person they were keen to locate in connection with an investigation into the deaths of Ms Pickles and Mr Ashmore in Westminster on Thursday, August 19.
The Met said the man at the barge was found with serious injuries which they believe to have been self-inflicted and said he has been taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition.
London Ambulance Service paramedics and the London Air Ambulance were both called to the scene.
The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards was informed and the incident was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct who have indicated that they will be conducting an independent investigation.