Pair arrested on suspicion of murder after remains found in park

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Pair arrested on suspicion of murder after remains found in park

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of human remains in a park in the borough of Croydon.

A 44-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman were taken into custody on Saturday.

The remains were found on Rowdown Fields in New Addington on Tuesday morning.

Police have said the remains are believed to be those of one person.

The victim has not yet been formally identified.

A post-mortem examination will take place today.

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Detective Inspector Martin Thorpe, from the Metropolitan Police’s specialist crime command, which is leading the investigation, said: “I understand the significant concern this discovery will have caused to local people, and I want to thank the community for their patience.”

He added: “Although we are unable to formally identify the victim at this time, my team are working around the clock in order to do so.

“Their enquiries have made significant progress and I will provide a further update as soon as possible.”

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