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Body found in Great Yarmouth park is not suspicious

11:00 02 August 2014

Picture of St Georges Park. Photo provided by James Blissett.

Picture of St Georges Park. Photo provided by James Blissett.


Body found in a Great Yarmouth park this morning is not suspicious, police confirm.

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

Officers were called at about 6.15am 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 this morning when he saw a body lying on the bench “at a strange angle”.

“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.”

The seal remains in place around the park, popular with families and close to the Market Gates shopping centre, while officers investigate.


1 comment

  • The park was fully open again at 3.45pm when I walked past. Hopeful that they find relatives to the deceased.

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    Kat Perkins

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

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