Decomposing body found on Mitcham Common

A body has been found on Mitcham Common in south London.

The body was discovered in undergrowth, close to Red House Road in Merton, by a member of the public on Monday afternoon.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the body was in a decomposed state and had been there for some time.

Tests will now be carried out to identify the body and determine the cause of death. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

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