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Police name ditch murder victim

A man whose body was found in a ditch in Surrey, prompting a murder inquiry, has been named by police.

At 9.45am on Friday, the body of 33-year-old James Lambert was found by a police officer on patrol in Imber Cross, Thames Ditton.

A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of Mr Lambert's body. Mr Lambert had been reported to the Metropolitan Police as a missing person on Wednesday, November 14, and the police officer was making inquiries into his whereabouts when they discovered the body."

– Surrey Police spokesman

Two men who were arrested in connection with the death have been released without charge.

A post-mortem examination carried out on the body at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford yesterday was unable to establish a cause of death and further tests are to be carried out.