Neighbours had 'expressed concern' over house

Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons confirmed that residents on the street where a body has been found in an ornamental well outside a house had previously "expressed concern" about the the people who lived there.

Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons is leading the investigation into the body found in a well in Surrey.
Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons is leading the investigation into the body found in a well in Surrey. Credit: PA

Asked about claims by local residents that there had been trouble over the past couple of years with the people who lived in the house, and that police had been called many times, he said: "The residents have expressed concern, there is intelligence to support that notion, yes."

He said removing the body would take at least the best part of today.

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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.