Update: Eltham community in shock after man found hanging from tree

News Shopper: Emergency services at the foot of the tree in Rancliffe Gardens where a man was found hanged Emergency services at the foot of the tree in Rancliffe Gardens where a man was found hanged

A CLOSE-KNIT Eltham community is in shock after discovering the body of a man hanging from a tree in the middle of a cul-de-sac on Sunday (December 1) morning.

The man, reported locally as being 26-years-old and of Turkish origin, was pronounced dead by emergency services after they were called to Rancliffe Gardens at 7.53am.

Resident Jerry Meade was horrified to open his curtains and see the figure suspended from a tree with paramedics, police, and forensic experts beneath it.

The father-of-five says children frequently play under the tree and neighbours have been left in shock from the scene.

The 45-year-old said: “It is a very close-knit society and afterwards people are in shock. It hasn’t sunk in fully yet.

"One neighbour got up about 6 o’clock and opened her shutters. She just froze, she said she just shook."

 Resdients believe the young man was a lodger in the close and might have been suffering from depression. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

A Met Police spokesman said: “We were called at 7.53am to a man hanging from a tree. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Anyone affected by issues such as depression can gain confidential advice and support by calling the Samaritans on 08457 909090 by emailing jo@samaritans.org or by visiting the website at samaritans.org/

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3:51pm Fri 6 Dec 13

white rabbit9 says...

The Irony of the title if this is the case.
The Irony of the title if this is the case. white rabbit9

5:00pm Fri 6 Dec 13

sarfflondonbird says...

That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?
That's the second case reported of such. What is going on? sarfflondonbird

5:09pm Fri 6 Dec 13

applause says...

How can suicide not be suspicious. Of course its suspucious. Did he get the help he may have asked for? If no, then those who refused are guilty of manslaughter. Rest in peace young man. It sounds as if your last days were amongst close, friendly neighbours.
How can suicide not be suspicious. Of course its suspucious. Did he get the help he may have asked for? If no, then those who refused are guilty of manslaughter. Rest in peace young man. It sounds as if your last days were amongst close, friendly neighbours. applause

5:35pm Fri 6 Dec 13

white rabbit9 says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?
What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?[/p][/quote]What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT? white rabbit9

8:47pm Fri 6 Dec 13

applause says...

I am very sad to say that you couldbe right, no, you are right.
I am very sad to say that you couldbe right, no, you are right. applause

5:43am Sat 7 Dec 13

sarfflondonbird says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote:
That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?
What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?
One way of looking at it.....
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?[/p][/quote]What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?[/p][/quote]One way of looking at it..... sarfflondonbird

4:53pm Sat 7 Dec 13

chris8210 says...

Lady found him around 6am, met police say they got a call at 7.53am
That's nearly two hours that had passed?
Lady found him around 6am, met police say they got a call at 7.53am That's nearly two hours that had passed? chris8210

5:46am Sun 8 Dec 13

pamela8 says...

Sanctions......And its not a case of if you don,t contribute...Many have , they have paid into this corrupt system for years sometimes 30/40 odd years...And now find themselves unemployed for many reasons...They still get the same mental cruelty treatment from the Government as a person who has never ever worked!!!
Sanctions......And its not a case of if you don,t contribute...Many have , they have paid into this corrupt system for years sometimes 30/40 odd years...And now find themselves unemployed for many reasons...They still get the same mental cruelty treatment from the Government as a person who has never ever worked!!! pamela8

3:40pm Sun 8 Dec 13

applause says...

chris8210 wrote:
Lady found him around 6am, met police say they got a call at 7.53am
That's nearly two hours that had passed?
I do hope that is not true. It must be wrong. They are a caring, living community. This is so sad and horrific. Neighbours weremore concerned that it is where the children play. HELLO, dead mn here. Someone was seriously distressed in your close knit community. You lot are as close as my tight fit ar*e.
[quote][p][bold]chris8210[/bold] wrote: Lady found him around 6am, met police say they got a call at 7.53am That's nearly two hours that had passed?[/p][/quote]I do hope that is not true. It must be wrong. They are a caring, living community. This is so sad and horrific. Neighbours weremore concerned that it is where the children play. HELLO, dead mn here. Someone was seriously distressed in your close knit community. You lot are as close as my tight fit ar*e. applause

3:50pm Sun 8 Dec 13

applause says...

Isn't this the eltham where no one heard Stephen Lawrence being murdered in broad daylight outside of peoples homes. No one heard or saw anything. Wow! You should all be proud of yourselves, and you probably are, that is the sad horrific fact of life for eltham people.
Isn't this the eltham where no one heard Stephen Lawrence being murdered in broad daylight outside of peoples homes. No one heard or saw anything. Wow! You should all be proud of yourselves, and you probably are, that is the sad horrific fact of life for eltham people. applause

5:41pm Sun 8 Dec 13

sarfflondonbird says...

applause wrote:
Isn't this the eltham where no one heard Stephen Lawrence being murdered in broad daylight outside of peoples homes. No one heard or saw anything. Wow! You should all be proud of yourselves, and you probably are, that is the sad horrific fact of life for eltham people.
Actually it wasn't broad day light, it was evening/night time, and probably people thought it was another gang on gang spat at the time so didn't get involved. Who would? At that time,stabbings and gun culture was only just coming to ligh, but no doubt you would have waded straight in eh regardless of the consequence. Yeah, like hell.
[quote][p][bold]applause[/bold] wrote: Isn't this the eltham where no one heard Stephen Lawrence being murdered in broad daylight outside of peoples homes. No one heard or saw anything. Wow! You should all be proud of yourselves, and you probably are, that is the sad horrific fact of life for eltham people.[/p][/quote]Actually it wasn't broad day light, it was evening/night time, and probably people thought it was another gang on gang spat at the time so didn't get involved. Who would? At that time,stabbings and gun culture was only just coming to ligh, but no doubt you would have waded straight in eh regardless of the consequence. Yeah, like hell. sarfflondonbird

9:04pm Sun 8 Dec 13

applause says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
applause wrote:
Isn't this the eltham where no one heard Stephen Lawrence being murdered in broad daylight outside of peoples homes. No one heard or saw anything. Wow! You should all be proud of yourselves, and you probably are, that is the sad horrific fact of life for eltham people.
Actually it wasn't broad day light, it was evening/night time, and probably people thought it was another gang on gang spat at the time so didn't get involved. Who would? At that time,stabbings and gun culture was only just coming to ligh, but no doubt you would have waded straight in eh regardless of the consequence. Yeah, like hell.
How dare you judge me by your own standards. Widen your mind and actually wonder if there are people living with a different attitude and strength of character to you.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]applause[/bold] wrote: Isn't this the eltham where no one heard Stephen Lawrence being murdered in broad daylight outside of peoples homes. No one heard or saw anything. Wow! You should all be proud of yourselves, and you probably are, that is the sad horrific fact of life for eltham people.[/p][/quote]Actually it wasn't broad day light, it was evening/night time, and probably people thought it was another gang on gang spat at the time so didn't get involved. Who would? At that time,stabbings and gun culture was only just coming to ligh, but no doubt you would have waded straight in eh regardless of the consequence. Yeah, like hell.[/p][/quote]How dare you judge me by your own standards. Widen your mind and actually wonder if there are people living with a different attitude and strength of character to you. applause

10:58pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Lovemykids:) says...

This happened right outside my house, we are a close community
This guy worked hard every day first thing in morning till last thing at night him and the other 2 people living in the property kept them selves to them selves said hello and said bye he was on anti depressants before all this happened so obviously had some issues going on,
I have spoke to all the neighbours and police and not once has anyone said anything about someone seeing him at 6 am this is false information
He was found by my neighbour at 7.53 which is when she alerted the police
He had not been hanging very long but was prounced dead at the scene,
It is suspected he hung himself around 5-6 am after a night of booze and lots of prescription drugs that he first tried to overdose on
As for the neighbour who felt the need to take pictures and send them to the paper it's a disgrace! Leave these to r.i.p it's sad that our children have had to see/ hear about this! The man is at peaceD now so leave it be
This happened right outside my house, we are a close community This guy worked hard every day first thing in morning till last thing at night him and the other 2 people living in the property kept them selves to them selves said hello and said bye he was on anti depressants before all this happened so obviously had some issues going on, I have spoke to all the neighbours and police and not once has anyone said anything about someone seeing him at 6 am this is false information He was found by my neighbour at 7.53 which is when she alerted the police He had not been hanging very long but was prounced dead at the scene, It is suspected he hung himself around 5-6 am after a night of booze and lots of prescription drugs that he first tried to overdose on As for the neighbour who felt the need to take pictures and send them to the paper it's a disgrace! Leave these to r.i.p it's sad that our children have had to see/ hear about this! The man is at peaceD now so leave it be Lovemykids:)

11:07pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Lovemykids:) says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote: That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?
What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?
This guy did contribute he left for work everyday at 7/8 am and didn't return till late at night I won't put his workplace on here but him and the other 2 people living in the house work very hard and do contribute to "the system" they didn't claim benefits and rented there house privately
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?[/p][/quote]What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?[/p][/quote]This guy did contribute he left for work everyday at 7/8 am and didn't return till late at night I won't put his workplace on here but him and the other 2 people living in the house work very hard and do contribute to "the system" they didn't claim benefits and rented there house privately Lovemykids:)

11:07pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Lovemykids:) says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote: That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?
What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?
This guy did contribute he left for work everyday at 7/8 am and didn't return till late at night I won't put his workplace on here but him and the other 2 people living in the house work very hard and do contribute to "the system" they didn't claim benefits and rented there house privately
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?[/p][/quote]What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?[/p][/quote]This guy did contribute he left for work everyday at 7/8 am and didn't return till late at night I won't put his workplace on here but him and the other 2 people living in the house work very hard and do contribute to "the system" they didn't claim benefits and rented there house privately Lovemykids:)

8:37pm Wed 11 Dec 13

applause says...

Lovemykids:) wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote: That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?
What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?
This guy did contribute he left for work everyday at 7/8 am and didn't return till late at night I won't put his workplace on here but him and the other 2 people living in the house work very hard and do contribute to "the system" they didn't claim benefits and rented there house privately
Thank you for putting the facts right. I hope your children are not too trumatised and recover well from horrific occurence.
[quote][p][bold]Lovemykids:)[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?[/p][/quote]What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?[/p][/quote]This guy did contribute he left for work everyday at 7/8 am and didn't return till late at night I won't put his workplace on here but him and the other 2 people living in the house work very hard and do contribute to "the system" they didn't claim benefits and rented there house privately[/p][/quote]Thank you for putting the facts right. I hope your children are not too trumatised and recover well from horrific occurence. applause

8:37pm Wed 11 Dec 13

applause says...

Lovemykids:) wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote: That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?
What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?
This guy did contribute he left for work everyday at 7/8 am and didn't return till late at night I won't put his workplace on here but him and the other 2 people living in the house work very hard and do contribute to "the system" they didn't claim benefits and rented there house privately
Thank you for putting the facts right. I hope your children are not too trumatised and recover well from horrific occurence.
[quote][p][bold]Lovemykids:)[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: That's the second case reported of such. What is going on?[/p][/quote]What is going? GOVERNMENT and the BANKSTERS want people that are not part of the system DEAD!! If you don't contribute, they wont either! GET IT?[/p][/quote]This guy did contribute he left for work everyday at 7/8 am and didn't return till late at night I won't put his workplace on here but him and the other 2 people living in the house work very hard and do contribute to "the system" they didn't claim benefits and rented there house privately[/p][/quote]Thank you for putting the facts right. I hope your children are not too trumatised and recover well from horrific occurence. applause

3:44pm Thu 12 Dec 13

sarfflondonbird says...

applause wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote:
applause wrote:
Isn't this the eltham where no one heard Stephen Lawrence being murdered in broad daylight outside of peoples homes. No one heard or saw anything. Wow! You should all be proud of yourselves, and you probably are, that is the sad horrific fact of life for eltham people.
Actually it wasn't broad day light, it was evening/night time, and probably people thought it was another gang on gang spat at the time so didn't get involved. Who would? At that time,stabbings and gun culture was only just coming to ligh, but no doubt you would have waded straight in eh regardless of the consequence. Yeah, like hell.
How dare you judge me by your own standards. Widen your mind and actually wonder if there are people living with a different attitude and strength of character to you.
Why?, you seem to be very judgemental of the people of Eltham in your first ranting! Well, would you have waded in if you had seen the altercation between "Golden Boy" and the others that night? and for the record, no I would not put myself forward for a good hiding or worse, should there be gang warfare going on outside my home, but I will do the next best thing and alert the police, so that they can come and deal with it adequately. I am no "have a go hero", my life is too precious to be wasted by the likes of idiots with guns and knives.,
[quote][p][bold]applause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]applause[/bold] wrote: Isn't this the eltham where no one heard Stephen Lawrence being murdered in broad daylight outside of peoples homes. No one heard or saw anything. Wow! You should all be proud of yourselves, and you probably are, that is the sad horrific fact of life for eltham people.[/p][/quote]Actually it wasn't broad day light, it was evening/night time, and probably people thought it was another gang on gang spat at the time so didn't get involved. Who would? At that time,stabbings and gun culture was only just coming to ligh, but no doubt you would have waded straight in eh regardless of the consequence. Yeah, like hell.[/p][/quote]How dare you judge me by your own standards. Widen your mind and actually wonder if there are people living with a different attitude and strength of character to you.[/p][/quote]Why?, you seem to be very judgemental of the people of Eltham in your first ranting! Well, would you have waded in if you had seen the altercation between "Golden Boy" and the others that night? and for the record, no I would not put myself forward for a good hiding or worse, should there be gang warfare going on outside my home, but I will do the next best thing and alert the police, so that they can come and deal with it adequately. I am no "have a go hero", my life is too precious to be wasted by the likes of idiots with guns and knives., sarfflondonbird

4:41pm Thu 12 Dec 13

applause says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
applause wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote:
applause wrote:
Isn't this the eltham where no one heard Stephen Lawrence being murdered in broad daylight outside of peoples homes. No one heard or saw anything. Wow! You should all be proud of yourselves, and you probably are, that is the sad horrific fact of life for eltham people.
Actually it wasn't broad day light, it was evening/night time, and probably people thought it was another gang on gang spat at the time so didn't get involved. Who would? At that time,stabbings and gun culture was only just coming to ligh, but no doubt you would have waded straight in eh regardless of the consequence. Yeah, like hell.
How dare you judge me by your own standards. Widen your mind and actually wonder if there are people living with a different attitude and strength of character to you.
Why?, you seem to be very judgemental of the people of Eltham in your first ranting! Well, would you have waded in if you had seen the altercation between "Golden Boy" and the others that night? and for the record, no I would not put myself forward for a good hiding or worse, should there be gang warfare going on outside my home, but I will do the next best thing and alert the police, so that they can come and deal with it adequately. I am no "have a go hero", my life is too precious to be wasted by the likes of idiots with guns and knives.,
You really are the nastiest, most bitter and resentful person on this forum. You need a good dose of the old carbolic in yer mush.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]applause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]applause[/bold] wrote: Isn't this the eltham where no one heard Stephen Lawrence being murdered in broad daylight outside of peoples homes. No one heard or saw anything. Wow! You should all be proud of yourselves, and you probably are, that is the sad horrific fact of life for eltham people.[/p][/quote]Actually it wasn't broad day light, it was evening/night time, and probably people thought it was another gang on gang spat at the time so didn't get involved. Who would? At that time,stabbings and gun culture was only just coming to ligh, but no doubt you would have waded straight in eh regardless of the consequence. Yeah, like hell.[/p][/quote]How dare you judge me by your own standards. Widen your mind and actually wonder if there are people living with a different attitude and strength of character to you.[/p][/quote]Why?, you seem to be very judgemental of the people of Eltham in your first ranting! Well, would you have waded in if you had seen the altercation between "Golden Boy" and the others that night? and for the record, no I would not put myself forward for a good hiding or worse, should there be gang warfare going on outside my home, but I will do the next best thing and alert the police, so that they can come and deal with it adequately. I am no "have a go hero", my life is too precious to be wasted by the likes of idiots with guns and knives.,[/p][/quote]You really are the nastiest, most bitter and resentful person on this forum. You need a good dose of the old carbolic in yer mush. applause

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