Woman's body found in recreation ground in north Essex

A woman has been found dead in Braintree Recreational Ground

A woman has been found dead in Braintree Recreational Ground - Credit: Google Maps

Detectives have concluded their investigation into a woman's body found in a recreation ground in Braintree, police have confirmed.

Officers from Essex Police were called to Braintree Recreation Ground in John Ray Street at about 11.30pm on Tuesday.

As a result of their investigation, they have come to the conclusion that her death was not suspicious. 

After the body was found investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Truss, said: “I appreciate that this may be concerning for people living in the local area, but situations like this are very unusual in Braintree and we have a team of specialist officers working to establish what happened.

“There is likely to be a significant police presence in the area throughout today and tomorrow.

“This is a fast-moving investigation, and my team is pursuing several lines of enquiry.

“I would urge anyone who was in or around Braintree Recreation Ground yesterday evening and saw anything unusual to get in touch with us.”

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