A FUNERAL boss has been arrested after four decomposing bodies were found riddled with maggots on pallets in a storage unit.
The grim discovery was made at what is believed to be an unrefrigerated premises not even owned by the 50-year-old man.
It is understood the unit in Wembley, North London, is rented, a funeral insider told The Mirror.
They added how the "maggot-ridden" bodies, all elderly, would have been left for a lengthy amount of time in hot weather conditions.
Met Police officers dashed to the crime scene on Water Road at around 9.30am last Friday.
Enquiries led by the force's Specialist Crime branch are ongoing to establish the full circumstances
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The four bodies are now in with Co-Op Funeral care and a consultation by HM Coroner will take place.
All of the deceased have been identified and their families have been informed, cops said.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "A man has been arrested after four bodies were found at business premises in Wembley.
"The 50-year-old man – who operates a funeral director business – was arrested after police were called at around 9:30am on Friday, July 15, to premises in Water Road, Wembley.
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"Four bodies were recovered at the premises, which did not have specialist equipment installed.
"Urgent enquiries were conducted to establish the identity of the deceased and to notify affected families.
"All of the deceased were elderly. The deaths have not been treated as being suspicious."
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