Stoke & Staffordshire

Men arrested after body found in Stoke-on-Trent woodland

Playing fields at Whittle Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The man's body was found near playing fields in Whittle Road in Meir

Two men have been arrested after the body of a man was found in woodland.

The man, who has not been identified, was discovered near playing fields in Whittle Road, Meir in Stoke-on-Trent at about 10:15 BST, police said.

Staffordshire Police said it was treating his death as unexplained but a post mortem examination would be carried out on Friday.

Two men, aged 41 and 26, both from Stoke-on-Trent, were being questioned by detectives, police said.

The area has been cordoned off for forensic officers to carry out investigations.

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