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DISCOVERY - police are investigating after a body was found in Goldsworth Park

DISCOVERY – police are investigating after a body was found in Goldsworth Park

POLICE are investigating the discovery of a body found in woodland near Woking.

Surrey Police were called on Thursday (July 26) following reports of a corpse seen in a wooded area in Colliers Close behind the Sythwood estate in Goldsworth Park.

Police confirmed that a body was found at 7am today and immediately cordoned off the area.

One local resident, who did not want to be named, said: “The police were down here and were carrying out inquiries.

“We were told they found a young man. It’s such a shame and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

The death is currently being treated as unexplained but is not believed to be suspicious.

Police enquiries remain ongoing but the man, said to be from the Woking area, was believed to be in his 20s.

NON-SUSPICIOUS - police have called a halt to their murder investigation

NON-SUSPICIOUS - police have called a halt to their murder investigation

POLICE investigating a stabbing in Weybridge are treating the incident as non-suspicious despite initially launching a murder investigation.

Officers and paramedics were called to Queens Road on April 16 where Czech Republic national Marcel Skyba had been found with a stab wound.

Despite an attempt to resuscitate the 43-year-old, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 26-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder was released on bail until June 7.

A post-mortem determined that the preliminary cause of Mr Skyba’s death was stab wounds to the heart.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: “A 26-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the death of Marcel Skyba at an address in Queens Road, Weybridge, in April, has had his bail cancelled.”

“Following a thorough investigation, the incident is now being treated as non-suspicious and, pending any further information coming to light, the matter will be passed to the coroner’s office.”

INQUIRY - The Birch & Pines pub in Dartmouth Road

INQUIRY - The Birch & Pines pub in Dartmouth Avenue

A POPULAR Sheerwater pub landlord found dead after an alleged assault died of a heart condition, a post mortem has revealed.

Mick Clark, 58, was discovered on Thursday morning hours after police were called to The Birch & Pines pub in Dartmouth Avenue after reports of a fight in the bar.

A police spokeswoman said a 22-year-old man remains in custody in relation to an alleged fight.

Police were initially called to the property at 1.30am on Thursday after an alleged assault on Mr Clark by a patron.

Paramedics treated Mr Clark at the scene but he declined to go to hospital.

At 12.27pm Police received a second call to learn that Mr Clark had passed away during the night.

Eye witness James Broadfoot, who has already given a statement to police, said: “I tried to stop them. They had a couple of scuffles behind the bar and the police were called. There is always trouble at that place.

“I went in there yesterday to see him and couldn’t believe it.”