Adil Mahmood 36, has been charged for the murder of a homeless man and setting a car on fire.

On the 29th May in Ilford, east london, a dead body was found in a car park of a 54 year old Hassan Ettaakkal from Dagenham.

Adil Mahmood of Mitcham, south London has been arrested in connection to the death of the 54 year old man and he has pleaded guilty to Manslaughter.

A post mortem report gave cause of death as blunt force trauma which caused a ruptured spleen.

Police and detectives at the scene of the incident  in Castleton Road Goodmayes

During a short hearing at the Old Bailey, Mahmood also admitted to arson with intent to endanger life.

Police are trying to trace the 54 year old victims family to inform them of the incident.

DS Michael Dougall, who led the investigation, said: “This was a very detailed investigation that required many tireless hours of detailed CCTV research. It was as a result of these extensive enquires that Adil Mahmood was identified as a suspect.

“I would like to thank the local community for their patience and resilience whilst lengthy crime scene examinations took place.

“By Mahmood pleading guilty today, he has accepted full responsibility for this terrible act and he will now face the consequences. I hope this conviction will bring some solace and closure for Mr Ettakkal’s family.”

Mahmood appeared at Barkingside Magistrates Court and immediately sent to trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Mr Mahmood, of London Road, Mitcham, south London, has been remanded in custody until his sentencing on January 8 2018.