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Grieving brother walks out of police meet in "disgust" over body search

PUBLISHED: 15:18 05 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:08 05 August 2010

James Wynn

James Wynn

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The brother of a missing pensioner who was found dead 300 metres from a hospital, has stormed out of a meeting with police.

Hugh Wynn, 64, from Primrose Hill, met with police chiefs demanding to know why his brother, whose body was discovered in Sidcup Place, Sidcup three weeks after he went missing, was never found despite numerous appeals and a police search.

Hugh Wynn, 64, from Primrose Hill, met with police chiefs demanding to know why his brother, whose body was discovered in Sidcup Place, Sidcup three weeks after he went missing, was never found despite numerous appeals and a police search.

James Wynn, 73, from Woolwich, discharged himself from Queen Mary’s Hospital on June 28 after receiving treatment for a heart condition and a blood clot to his leg.

His decomposed body was discovered in bushes, just 300 metres away from Queen Mary’s, by members of Sidcup Recreation Club on July 22.

Mr Wynn claims the police told him his brother had been spotted in Woolwich. “I walked out of the meeting in disgust. They told me he had been spotted in Woolwich, but there is no way that he would have got to Woolwich and then go back to the hospital.They were trying to tell me he was there because I don’t think they searched the place properly.”

A spokesperson for Bexley Police said: “Police are unable to discuss the details of the investigation prior to the coroners inquest. Full details of that investigation will be made available to the coroner for the inquest. We continue to extend our sympathies to the family of James Wynn.

An inquest into his death is due to be held on August 12.

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