Following the discovery of a man's body in a Doncaster play-area yesterday evening, police have now confirmed there are 'not thought to be any suspicious circumstances' surrounding his death.
The man’s body was discovered in the play area in Woodfield Road, Balby just after 6.30pm last night.
The man is believed to have been discovered by a regular at the Woodfield Social Club, which is located just a few metres away from the play-area.
A Balby resident, who did not want to be named, told The Free Press: “One of the regulars found him, I think he saw him as he was on his way into the club.
They added: “I’ve been told that the man was only young, probably in his early 20s.
“When I saw all the police cars going past, I knew something serious had happened, but I thought it must have been something that happened at the quarry, as there’s a lot that happens there.
“It’s very sad, I can’t even imagine what his mother is going through.”
Another resident commented: “Poor lad, he wasn’t very old. Such a sad thing to happen, especially at this time of year.”
A South Yorkshire police spokesman said of the incident: “I can confirm a body of a man was discovered in Woodfield Road on 4/1/16.
“However, there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.”
More details on the man’s identity are not yet known, but he is also understood to be from the Balby area.
Mourners have begun to pay tribute to the man on social media.
Debbie Taylor said: “R.I.P u was a loverly (sic) lad fly high with the angels my thoughts are with ur family and friends.”
Amy Hibbert added: “R.i.p, we had some good laughs, going to be missed pal.”
“RIP, I personally didnt (sic) know you but thinking of all his family and friends (sic), fly high young man,” commented Anita Booth.