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'Human remains' found in London park as police cordon off scene

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Human remains are understood to have been found in a park in London. Police were called to the park in Croydon shortly after 9am on Tuesday, April 2.

It is not clear who made the grim discovery. Pictures from the scene at Rowdown Fields in New Addington show a cordon in place and a large police presence.

The remains will now be sent for analysis, the Mirror reports.Detectives said an investigation was underway and asked people not to speculate on the circumstances surrounding the incident.Met Police Superintendent Lewis Collins said: “We are aware of the concerns within the local community following the discovery of possible human remains in the Croydon area this morning.

The remains will be sent away for full analysis.“I would like to reassure you that officers remain on scene and we will be carrying out a number of enquiries over the coming days to establish exactly what has happened."While our investigation is still at a very early stage, I would ask that people do not speculate on the circumstances and will we update you as soon as we have further information.” Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - Sign up to our daily newsletter here.

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