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A body of a man has been found in a field this morning.

A woman has described the moment she and another resident made the discovery, which they first believed was a pile of rubbish.

Forensics have taped off the area next to Hollow Lane in Canterbury after the find at around 8am.

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Forensics at the scene after a body of a man was discovered.
Forensics at the scene after a body of a man was discovered.

A police spokesman said officers were called to a report of a man 'lying in a field' but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trisha Cheeseworth, who lives nearby, said: "I regularly walk my dog around the field.

VIDEO: Forensics are at the scene.

"There have been migrants camping here in the past who have left a lot of rubbish behind when they move on.

"I have been trying to keep my dog away but two or three days ago I first noticed what I thought was a pile of rubbish in the middle of the field.

The footpath was taped off after the body was found.
The footpath was taped off after the body was found.

"I had intended to go back without my dog to clear it up.

"This morning, another man was walking nearby and he went over to it.

"He came back and said 'it's a body'. We then called the police."

Enquiries are ongoing and forensics are still at the scene.

The death is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

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