A man in his 60s died in a police station in an apparent suicide.

The 68-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene in the front office of Stoke Newington police station shortly before 7pm on Saturday (November 5) despite the efforts of police officers and ambulance colleagues.

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Hackney said had not been arrested or taken to the police station by officers.

It said the man sustained critical injuries inside the office and police say a suicide note was found and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

MPS Hackney said the man had been in and out of the front office of the police station since around 9am that day, adding that he did not appear to have made any effort to report anything to police.

The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed of the death.

Officers have informed the family of the man who died.

Cordons were put in place following the incident and Stoke Newington police station was closed from about 6pm on November 5, but has since reopened.