Bodies of two men found in park as police launch investigation

Police have opened an investigation after finding the bodies of two men in a park in Berkshire.

Officers were called to Baylis Park in Slough at approximately 4:40pm on Saturday, and discovered the body of a 65-year-old man.

The man’s death, while said to be “sudden and unexplained”, was not considered suspicious.

Shortly after 8am on Sunday, the body of another man – believed to have been in his 40s – was found by another member of the public nearby.

Thames Valley Police are trying to establish a connection between the deaths, with post-mortem examinations due to take place in the next few days.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Howard said: “It may be that the deaths, while tragic, are not deemed to be suspicious.”

“However, the fact that two bodies have been found in close proximity to each other, in a short period of time, means that we need to establish the exact circumstances.

“While these incidents will no doubt cause concern to people in and around Slough, I’d like to reassure people that we are conducting a full and thorough investigation.

“Because of this, a large scene watch is in place around Baylis Park, and we expect this to remain during the coming days.

“I would like to reiterate that at this stage that these deaths are being treated as sudden and unexplained.

“There is a great deal of work to do to find out exactly what has happened and whether there is any link at all between these deaths.”

People with information about either incident can contact police by dialling 101, quoting reference number INC-20221002-0508.

Last year, two men were arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a home in Slough.

The body of the 49-year-old victim was discovered after officers were called to an address on Long Readings Lane at 7.30pm on Sunday, Thames Valley Police confirmed.

The force said the death was initially treated as unexplained, but was later treated as murder following new information.

A 35-year-old man and a 49-year-old man, both from Slough, were been arrested on suspicion of murder.