Worried residents have told of their shock after police 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 Honeysuckle Road and 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.
Hannah Strelley, 34, who lives on Honeysuckle Road, said that there were ‘loads of police’ at the scene in the morning.
She added: “There were people in white suits everywhere. All the area was cordoned off.”
Her husband, David Strelley, 44, said that before the police suggested there were no suspicious circumstances involved he was worried.
He added: “We have only lived here 16 months so I had never even been down the path before.
“It was scary at first because we thought it could be suspicious. We didn’t know whether there were suspicious circumstances involved or not.
“The police would not confirm details at first. But I thought we had the right to know. We have young children in the area.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.