Murder charge after man found dead in Crystal Palace car park

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A man has been charged with murder following the death of Ion Radu – who was found unresponsive in a Crystal Palace car park.

Kiiran Andrew Hibbert-Gordon, 23, of Sylvan Hill, Crystal Palace, was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday, June 3.

Ion, a 46-year-old male Romanian national, was found in the car park of Homelands Drive, Crystal Palace, by a member of the public in the morning of Thursday, June 1. 

A post-mortem examination gave his cause of death as a stab wound to the liver. 

Police launch murder investigation and name man found dead in Crystal Palace car park

Detectives launched a murder investigation and appealed for the public’s help, describing Ion as possibly “homeless” and “vulnerable”. 

Hibbert-Gordon will appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, June 5, charged with the murder of Ion Radu and the possession of an offensive weapon.

Police are tracing Ion’s living relatives and are still trying to build up a picture of Ion’s life in London. They have urged those who had contact with me to get in touch with officers. 

Those with information are asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 1924/01jun. To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit


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