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Man dies after being found unconscious in the street in east London

The man, in his 50s, was discovered in Sparsholt Road, Barking, on Wednesday

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A man in his 50s has died after being found unconscious in the street.

Police and ambulance staff were called to Sparsholt Road in Barking, east London, at around 6am on Wednesday.

The man, whose family have not yet been told, was declared dead at the scene.

His death is being treated as unexplained, Scotland Yard said.

The road was closed and a crime scene was set up.