Discovery of body of man in freezer calls for police | british news

Detectives investigating the death of a man whose body lay undiscovered in a London freezer for years are calling on everyone who knew him to come forward.

Roy Bigg went missing in February 2012 and his body was found last October in a freezer in the basement of a building that used to be a wine bar in Forest Gate.

Law enforcement said they thought he was about 70 years old when he died.

His remains were found by builders in the basement of the disused Simpson’s Wine Bar in Romford Road, with his body identified through dental records.

A postmortem examination was inconclusive and metropolitan police detectives have yet to determine when he was last seen.

Police are now urging members of the public to contact them with information about Mr Bigg.

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Chief Inspector Kelly Allen of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “We believe Roy’s body has been in the freezer for several years.

“By talking to people who knew him, we can determine not only his lifestyle and habits, but also when he was last seen.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s been a long time since you knew him or if you only knew him briefly, all the information can be of great importance to our investigation.”

Anyone who knew Roy Bigg should call the Incident Room on 020 8345 1570, 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD4332/15OCT21.

To remain 100% anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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