Man's body found in field

A PROBE is today underway after police discovered the body of a man in a South Yorkshire field.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2007, 10:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 10:15 am

Detectives say they are treating the death as "suspicious" and the field off Stand Hill Crescent, New Lodge, Barnsley, has been sealed off as a potential crime scene.

The victim, a male who has not yet been identified, was discovered at around 4.30pm yesterday close to a park.

A cause of death is yet to be established but officers confirmed there were no obvious injuries such as knife wounds.

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It is believed police know who the man is and that he was reported missing by friends yesterday but they are waiting for positive confirmation before releasing any further details.

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