Body of man found on a bench in Yarmouth park

Police seal at Great Yarmouth's St George's Park Police seal at Great Yarmouth's St George's Park

Monday, August 4, 2014
11:14 AM

The death of a man whose body was found in a Great Yarmouth park is not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed.

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Officers were called at about 6.15am on Saturday to St George’s Park, on Trafalgar Road, to reports that the body of a man had been found on a park bench.

A spokesman for the police said: “The death is currently being treated as unexplained but police can confirm there are no suspicious circumstances. A file will be submitted to Her Majesty’s Coroner in due course.”

A Yarmouth man, who did not wish to be named, said he was running through the park in the early hours when he saw a body lying on the bench.

“It looked like it was the body of a man,” he said. “There were police and ambulances on the scene, but the police activity had soon been scaled up rapidly.”

A police seal was put up around the park, popular with families and close to the Market Gates shopping centre, while officers investigated.

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