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Police have launched an investigation after a body was found in the West End.

The discovery was made in bushes next to Ireland Rangers Field at about 1.30pm on Friday, according to the Bermuda Police Service.

Acting Inspector Jason Smith said: “The Bermuda Police Service has responded to a call of what appears to be a body found in the bush area at Ireland Rangers Field, Ireland Island.

“At this moment inquiries are continuing to establish the identity of this individual. Our forensic officers are on-scene processing the scene along with detectives from the Serious Crime Unit conducting various inquiries.

“More information will be released regarding this investigation in due course.”

At about 3.30pm, forensic officers and detectives remained at the scene while inquiries continued.

The field area and access towards the water was taped off, with a police jeep near by along with three police vans, including the forensic support unit, and three officers on motorcycles.

Inquiry under way: forensics officers search for clues after a body was found at Ireland Rangers Field in the West End (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Processing scene: the field area and access towards the water is taped off (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Police presence: officers keep the public away while forensic teams and detectives examine the area (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published June 18, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 18, 2016 at 9:36 am)

Body found in bushes in West End

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