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Police appeal over drowned man in Chiswick


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07-Aug-2014 12:07

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Police in west London are appealing for information regarding the circumstances leading up to the death of a Polish man in Chiswick.

Marcin Wroblewski, 27, was found drowned at approximately 11:00hrs on 16 May by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in the Thames, close to the boathouse at Chiswick Bridge.

Police and paramedics attended and Mr Wroblewski was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination conducted on 19 May gave the cause of death as drowning.

Despite efforts and the assistance from the Polish Embassy in London, officers have not yet been able to contact Mr Wroblewski’s next of kin who are believed to be living in Poland.

Officers are treating Mr Wroblewski's death as unexplained.

Acting Detective Sergeant Graham Rule, of Hounslow CID, said “It is still not clear how and why Mr Wroblewski came to be in the river, and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him prior to his entry into the water. It is believed that Mr Wroblewski is a known street drinker who frequented Hammersmith and Chiswick.

“It is crucial we establish and understand the exact nature of his death and ultimately provide his family with the answers they deserve.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Hounslow CID on 020 8247 6160 or 101. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.