A woman’s body has been found hanging from a tree after being spotted by a 12-year-old boy who went to a funfair last night.Charlie Hollands screamed and yelled for help when he spotted the corpse dangling from the branches near the fairground in Guildford, Surrey. His older brother and friends who were with him came running but there was nothing they could do to save the woman.
Police sealed off the scene yards from the fairground next to the Spectrum leisure complex. The horrific discovery led to a stretch of the Parkway road being closed off to traffic and pedestrians.
A police cordon was put up along a grass area next to the road, while the ghost train, dodgems, waltzers and coconut shies were in full swing. Other youngsters leaving the fair were diverted along a footpath by police so they did not have to pass the grisly sight.
Surrey Police said officers were called to the scene at around 9.20pm. “Ambulance crews were also in attendance but the woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards” a spokeswoman said.