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Body found in search for man feared drowned in Walsall

A body has been found by police searching for a man feared to have drowned in a lake at Walsall Arboretum.

The lake at Walsall Arboretum
The lake at Walsall Arboretum Credit: ITV News Central

Officers were called to the lake yesterday to reports of a man in difficulty in the water and have been searching the area ever since.

They recovered the body of a man from the lake this afternoon. His death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Police appeal as search continues for man in Walsall lake

Police have appealed for information as they continue to search for a man who is feared to have drowned in the lake at Walsall Arboretum.

We have been making enquiries in the local area overnight in an attempt to identify the man seen in difficulty and to determine how he came to be in the water.

We continue to appeal for information from people who may have been in the Arboretum or in the local area at around 7.30pm and may have seen something that can assist the police investigation.

– Inspector Colin Mattinson, Walsall Police

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Police search for man feared drowned in Walsall lake

Officers were called to Walsall Arboretum at 7.30pm last night Credit: ITV News Central

Searches are continuing in the lake at Walsall Arboretum after reports that a man was in difficulty in the water.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 7.30 last night, after a member of the public reported seeing someone in the water.

The police helicopter has been used in the search, but specialist teams from West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police were unable to find the man.

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“He didn’t like girls he liked boys,” she said. “He’d already made plans, how he’d get married to a girl from India and kill her.”

“He’d already made the plan and my innocent daughter has been killed for no reason. She had no idea what she was getting in to”.

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