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Body lay in well 'for two years'

A body found in a well outside a home in Surrey had been been there for around two years, police now believe. Seven men who were arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on bail.

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Body discovered in Surrey well removed by police

A body found in a well outside a home in Surrey has been removed by police, Scotland Yard said.

Officers from the Underwater and Confined Space Search Team during the recovery operation. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The procedure to remove the body was completed this afternoon and seven men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The grim discovery was made by workmen as they were doing cleaning work in the front garden of the large property in Audley Drive, Warlingham.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Specialist officers, including Metropolitan Police divers, attended the scene and the process of recovering the body from the well has been completed."

A post-mortem examination will take place at East Surrey Hospital mortuary tomorrow afternoon.

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