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Waltham Forest: Body found at beauty spot near lake as police probe ‘unexplained’ death

Enquiries are ongoing to inform the man’s next of kin

Thomas Kingsley
Tuesday 15 February 2022 21:20 GMT
Officers are currently investigating the death
Officers are currently investigating the death (PA Wire)

A body of a man has been found in a park in Waltham Forest.

Officers were called at 8.32am on Tuesday, 15 February to Hollow Pond park on Snaresbrook Road.

An unresponsive man was found near a lake in the park. London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was discovered not far from beauty spot Epping Forest (Google Maps)

The death is currently being treated as unexplained, the Metropolitan Police has said.

According to officers, a forensic scene is currently in place to investigate the mysterious death.

Hollow Pond park is a popular outdoor space in east London, part of the larger Epping Forest. The pond is particularly popular for boating and picnicking in the summer while bird watchers also often frequent the area.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “A body has been found in a park in Waltham Forest. Officers were called at 08:32am on Tuesday, 15 February to a park on Snaresbrook Road.

“An unresponsive man was found near a lake in the park. LAS attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries are under way to inform next of kin. A forensic scene is currently in place. The death is being treated as unexplained.

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