Death of man found in pond in park “not suspicious”

Police have recovered a body from a pond in a park after it was spotted around lunchtime today.

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It is believed the body had been in the water in Queens Gardens in the city centre for several days before being spotted this lunchtime.

A cordon was lifted three hours after the initial report of the body, near the Wilson Centre, at 1.23pm.

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Police said: “Police resources including the Underwater Search Unit attended and a man’s body was recovered from the water.

“The man has not been formally identified but following initial enquiries his death is not being treated as suspicious.”

A file is being prepared for the coroner.