Body found in Somercotes woodland

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Police have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of a body in the woods off the Wimsey Way industrial estate in Somercotes.

The discovery was made at around 4.30pm on Sunday at the rear of the Wimsey Way Industrial Estate, Somercotes.

An incident room has been set up and a post mortem examination of the body is expected to be carried out this evening. At this stage officers are unable to reveal the gender of the victim, who has not been formally identified.

A police spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are at a very early stage and the police are unable to confirm the identity of the person found or establish a cause of death at this time.

“Further enquiries will now be progressed and the immediate scene will remain cordoned off by police officers for some time whilst the area is examined.”

One person has been arrested in connection with the discovery of this body and is detained at a local police station where he will be interviewed.

Police officers and forensic experts will be in the woodland throughout the day.

Anyone who has any information that would help the police enquiry should contact officers on 0345 123 3333.