London police have one man in custody after they found a man dead in a Woodfield basement apartment on Thursday morning.
Officers were called at about 6:40 a.m. to a two-storey walk-up on Cartwright Street, near Princess Avenue and across the street from the playground at Lord Roberts French Immersion Public School. They were there to check on the welfare of an occupant after someone reported a disturbance.
“On arrival, police located an adult male inside the unit, obviously deceased,” police said in a statement.
Shortly after 7 a.m., a second man was arrested a short distance away. The two men knew each other and there’s nothing to indicate a threat to public safety, police said.
‘Someone took away a good man’
At 7:01 A.M. a second adult male was arrested a short distance away and remains in custody.
The forensic identification unit was at the scene yesterday, gathering evidence in a basement apartment. Just after the bell rang to signal children at to come in from recess, police removed a body from the apartment unit.
Police have not released the identity of the man who was killed, but neighbour Christopher Bettridge said he was a 39-year-old man who was a good friend with a big heart.
“He was really loved around London. He had a lot of friends here,” Bettridge said. “I was just with him last night at 10. Someone took away a good man, from his family, from his friends, from me. It didn’t have to happen.”
The man came to Bettridge’s apartment last night to give a gift for Bettridge’s dog and to drop off snacks.
“Last night, I saw him, we bumped arms and I said, ‘See you tomorrow.’ He’ll be missed.”
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