Kids playing in park ‘find dead body’ as area cordoned off and probe launched

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Children playing in a park in London have found a dead body with a huge area being cordoned off by police.

Brunswick Park in the Borough of Southwark has been closed off to the public as forensic investigators have set up a blue tent and are at the scene working to establish what happened.

Local resident and mum-of-two Selda Kayam, 36, says her friend's kids found a body in the park earlier today.

She said: "My friend lives here also and she gave me a call. Her friend's children, they found the body at around 11am this morning when they were playing in the park.

"It's quite scary for us, we feel like we're not safe anymore. I'm not really feeling comfortable. I'm not sure if I would take my children back to that park.

"When my friend's kids were running around the park, that's when they saw it. It's really shocking."

An unnamed resident echoed this sense of fear and said: "I have a mother, brother and three sisters and because it's getting darker later, it's a bit worrying to know a loved one may not come home.

"And it's really scary because you hear so much about these things.

"Living in South London, knife crime has become the norm, so hearing a nurse has gone missing for almost two weeks has come as a big shock."

Another resident named Fred, said: "It's quite unsettling, I would say. I think, before this happened, about a month ago there was a murder just down the road.

"I've never personally had any trouble around here but it is quite unsettling to know these things are going on opposite my house."

A resident that didn't wish to be named added that he has seen "marked and unmarked police cars parked outside a house" in nearby Elmington Street for the last three days.

The Daily Star has contacted the Met for comment.

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