FENLAND DEATH: Police confirm they are treating body found in Wisbech Park as murder following confirmation of assault
A MURDER hunt is under way today after police confirmed the man whose body was found in a Fenland park at the weekend may have been assaulted.
“Police are treating the death of a man in Wisbech as murder,” a police spokesman said today.
“Police were called at 9.10pm on Saturday after the discovery a body was discovered in Holmes Park, Wisbech, by a member of the public”.
Detectives are working to identify the man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, who was wearing a T-shirt and track suit bottoms.
“At this stage we believe he may have been assaulted,” said the spokesman.
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DCI Jim McCrery, who is investigating, said: “We are still working to identify this man and I am appealing for anyone who knows who he might be to contact police.
“There is evidence which could indicate this man had been assaulted so I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Holmes Park on Saturday night to consider if they saw anything significant.
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“Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be important to this inquiry.”
Anyone with information should DCI McCrorie on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
Temperatures in Wisbech had plummeted well below freezing when the body was found by two passers by.
Last night forensic teams were still hunting for clues to the death they have described as “suspicious”.
A white tent was put up where the body was found and police were making house to house enquiries from 1pm yesterday afternoon.
Daz McCoo, who runs a food van called Thai-Dee snack bar on Holmes Drive, arrived after the body had been found. His wife had been working in the van when the body was found.
He said: “The two lads rang the police. Two police officers arrived first and one police officer stood by the alley way and refused to let anybody go down there. Then a patrol car and paramedics arrived.
“A tent went up at about 1am and the forensic team arrived.
“This street was like London at 2am on a Saturday night.”