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‘Decomposed’ body discovered by walkers in field as cops probe ‘unexplained death’


A “DECOMPOSED’' body has been found by walkers in an isolated field as cops probe the “unexplained death”.

Metropolitan Police closed off the paddock close to Biggin Hill airport after the grim discovery on Sunday afternoon.

A white forensic tent has been set up in the field while the forensic investigation continues.

Unconfirmed reports on social media said the group which discovered the remains believed the body was a male.

They also said they thought the remains might have been in the field for 'months'.

A crime scene remains in place at the secluded field, close to the airport at Biggin Hill in Bromley, south-east London.

Walkers reportedly found the body in a corner of a field, on the side of a hill close to the airfield.

The paddock is surrounded by country lanes with the nearest homes located about one mile away.

Police tape is blocking entrances into the hedged area, including one from Jewels Wood near where the body was found.

A Met Police spokesman said that officers "were called at 4.19pm on Sunday to Saltbox Hill and Jewels Hill after a body was found by members of the public who were walking in a field.

“Officers are working to identify the deceased and inform [the] next-of-kin.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

“A post-mortem examination will be held in due course."

He said there had been no arrests as yet, with enquiries 'ongoing'.

A crime scene remains in place, the spokesman added.

Local residents posted on a Facebook group that numerous police cars were seen parked in the area throughout Sunday night.

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