Updated: Police named the body found in the lake at University of Birmingham campus as 47 year old Dean Jones who had been reported missing on Saturday 14th January.

Police have cordoned off an area of water in Edgbaston near the University of Birmingham’s ‘The Vale student village’ following the discovery of a man’s body.

Officers were called to a lake in Edgbaston Park Road just before 3.30pm today (21st February).

The discovery at the lake which is normally a common spot for picnics and walking due to it’s peaceful atmosphere, has caused great shock to local residents.

There has been no formal identification at this stage, the gentleman’s body remains at the scene while enquires are on-going.

A post mortem will take place but police are not treating the death as suspicious at this stage.
Image – West Midlands Police

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