A man has been found dead in a woodland in Maidstone we sadly report this evening.
The body was found on Thursday afternoon in a wooded area near Scragged Oak Road.
Officers from Kent Police and Technical rescue specialist from Kent fire and Rescue had to use rope rescue equipment to access the area via Holly Stud to recover the middle aged man who is understood to live within the local area.
Witnesses reported seeing nine emergency vehicles and a fire engine parked next to a White Ford Transit Custom at the entrance to a wooded area. The van had Police tape around it.
At around 4pm on Thursday 9 July 2020 the body of a man was discovered in an area of woodland off Scragged Oak Lane, Detling.
Assistance at the scene was provided by South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue and the deceased has since been identified as a man in his 30s from Sussex.
There are no suspicious circumstances and officers will prepare a report for the coroner. Next of kin have been informed.