Body found in woodland

Witnesses should call the police on 101
Witnesses should call the police on 101

The body of a man was found in woods behind a supermarket in Bedford at about 9am this morning.

Police were called by the ambulance service to the scene after receiving a call a body was seen hanged from a tree.

The area along the riverside, behind Tesco, in Cardington Road, was sealed off to the public for about an hour-and-a-quarter while the emergency services recovered the body.

A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said the man’s identity is known but will not be released until the coroner opens an inquest.