Police investigating after ‘unexplained’ dead body found by Hollow Ponds in Waltham Forest

An “unresponsive” man was found near a lake in the Hollow Ponds park between Wanstead and Leytonstone, but he was declared dead at the scene by medics.

The body of a man discovered near a lake in Waltham Forest is being treated as an unexplained death, police said.

Paramedics and police were called to the well-known beauty spot near Eagle Pond and Hollow Ponds is east London just after 8.30am yesterday.

An “unresponsive” man was found near a lake in the Hollow Ponds park between Wanstead and Leytonstone, but he was declared dead at the scene by medics.

The Met Police said officers are currently treating the man’s death as “unexplained” and cops are trying to trace his relatives.

Hollow Ponds, in Waltham Forest, where the body was found. Credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

A spokesman for the force added: “A body has been found in a park in Waltham Forest.

“Officers were called at 8.32am on Tuesday, to a park on Snaresbrook Road.

“An unresponsive man was found near a lake in the park.

“London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries are underway to inform next of kin.

“A forensic scene is currently in place. The death is being treated as unexplained.”

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He added: “We were called at 8.27am on February 15 to reports of an incident on Snaresbrook Road.

“We sent an ambulance crew, a medic in a car, and an incident response officer. Sadly, a person had died at the scene.”