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Man charged with 'car body' murder

A man has been charged with murder after a body was found in a car.

Colin McSweeny, 58, of Thornton Heath, south east London, is accused of killing 24-year-old Shaun McSweeny.

Police responded to a call just before 3am yesterday morning about a man believed to be attempting to put a body in the river Thames at Deptford Wharf.

The man was later stopped in his car on Evelyn Street, about half a mile from the water. Shaun McSweeny's body was found in the vehicle with head injuries.

Officers believe the victim was killed at an address in Thornton Heath in Croydon.

A woman was also arrested at an address in Thornton Heath yesterday. Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

McSweeny was due to appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court today.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call the incident room at Sutton on 020 8721 4005 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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