Murder investigation launched after Somercotes body find

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Police have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of a body in the woods off the Wimsey Way industrial estate in Somercotes.

The discovery was made at 4.30pm yesterday (Sunday March 13).

An incident room has been set up and a post mortem examination of the body is expected to be carried out this evening. At this stage officers are unable to reveal the gender of the victim, who has not been formally identified.

Police officers and forensic experts will be in the woodland throughout the day.

The 26-year-old man who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder remains in custody and will be questioned by detectives.

Anyone who has any information about the crime should contact the police on 0345 123 33 33 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.