Cops launch investigation after a dead body has been found in Chesterfield

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Police have confirmed that the dead body of a male adult has been found in Chesterfield.

The body was discovered by a member of the public about 9.30am, today, Friday, June 6, on a path near Gorse Valley Road, Hasland, and Derbyshire Constabulary was called out.

Police revealed that the body was that of a male adult and they are endeavouring to contact relatives to confirm his identity.

A police spokesman said: “A body has been found on a path near a dual carriageway but there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances involved.”.

Police added that the area concerned was temporarily closed off during investigations and was re-opened to the public about 12.40pm, today, June 6.

Anyone with information is urged to call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.