A dog walker has discovered two dead bodies - including a Deptford 24-year-old - in the same churchyard in just three weeks.

The walker came across the dead body of Gabriel Kovari, of Deptford Church Street, in the corner of the graveyard on August 28.

And the same dog walker found yet another body in the same churchyard - St Margaret's in Barking, east London - on Saturday (September 20).

Detectives are treating both deaths as "unexplained" but believe they may be linked.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: "Both bodies were discovered by the same person while walking their dog. 

"This person is not thought to have any involvement in these incidents and is not part of the police investigation." 

Anyone who has information should contact Barking and Dagenham CID by dialling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.