'Dead body' found on Banstead Common'

This Is Local London: A body has been found on Sutton Lane, Banstead, it has been reported A body has been found on Sutton Lane, Banstead, it has been reported

A dead body was found on Banstead Common this morning, it is being reported.

The body was discovered in the woods alongside Sutton Lane, Banstead, close to both High Down and Downview prisons, on the border of Sutton and Epsom and Ewell.

Events listings website What’s On in Banstead tweeted, in the last half an hour, that a body had been found.

On its Facebook page, Michelle Quaintrell said: "There has been a dead body found in the woods there this morning.

"Apparently it had been there a while.  Not very nice for whoever found that."

Alison Pinches added: "Oh god, I saw the private ambulance this morning and thought it might be something like that."

More to follow.

Do you know more?  Contact the newsdesk on 0208 722 6346, email hmatharu@london.newsquest.co.uk or leave a comment below.

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4:05pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Hove Ex-Pat says...

If this person has been there for some time, there will be fraught family & friends who will now have some answers & possibly some closure. RIP.
If this person has been there for some time, there will be fraught family & friends who will now have some answers & possibly some closure. RIP. Hove Ex-Pat

12:16pm Sun 8 Dec 13

nickthequizman says...

Being slightly pedantic, this place is part of Banstead Downs.
Being slightly pedantic, this place is part of Banstead Downs. nickthequizman

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