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BREAKING: Man arrested after body found in lake

Police were called to Poynton Park in the early hours of this morning.

Police have cordorned off the area.

A body has been found in a lake.

Police were called Poynton Park, on South Park Drive, at around 3.45am early this morning (Friday, September 29) to reports that a body had been found in the lake.

Officers have cordorned off the scene at Poynton Lake and an investigation is underway to establish the circumstances.

A 43-year-old man, from Wilmslow, has been arrested and is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Dorothy Lightfoot, 71, from Hazel Grove - was walking her chocolate Labrador in the park.

 

She said: "It's just shocking really. It's so quiet and peaceful.

"Nice area, nice people. This road is recognised as one of the most affluent areas in Poynton.

"It's not what you expect when you're walking your dog."

Lynne Swann, 42, from Hazel Grove, who was walking her Cocker Spaniel, said: "This is definitely surprising.

"As I was driving up, I saw like four police cars and wondered what it was all about.

"It's shocking really."

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