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Body pulled from park boating lake

Man believed to have been in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene

02 February, 2018 — By William McLennan

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a man’s body was pulled from the Regent’s Park boating lake.

Police were called to the scene at 4pm on Tuesday and officers were able to recover the body of a man, who is believed to have been in his 40s.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have yet formally to identify the man.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed, but the investigation is being led by Westminster CID.

The death is being treated as “unexplained”.

Justin McKie, who chairs the Regent’s Park police and community liaison panel, said: “It’s very sad and upsetting for all park users, not least because so many children and families use the park and that boating lake each year.”

Police urged anyone with information to contact Westminster CID via 101 quoting 4835/30JAN or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11.

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