Man, 67, found dead in Chislehurst after suspected gas leak

PUBLISHED: 18:59 22 January 2014 | UPDATED: 18:59 22 January 2014

A 67-year-old man was found dead in a house in Chislehurst this morning after a suspected gas leak.

Police broke the door of the house down in Woodside Avenue at 11.45am after reports of a person collapsed.

Paramedics were called but a London Ambulance spokesman said the man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We were called by a neighbour to reports of a man collapsed at an address in Woodside Avenue.

“There was a strong smell of gas. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem will take place in due course.”

Firefighters, who had been called to reports of a gas leak, made sure the surrounding area was safe.

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