Police officers have descended on an Oxford park after a dead body was found within.

The emergency services arrived at Spindlebury Nature Park in Blackbird Leys at around 9.15am on the morning of Sunday, March 10.

An onlooker who saw the police scene and wanted to remain anonymous told the Oxford Mail about what he could see on Mother’s Day.

“There were many police cars parked at Spindle Berry Close, just off Pegasus Road,” he said.

“I saw one headquarters operation van, two police cars and what had looked like a forensics van.”

Nestled between Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys, Spindleberry Nature Park is a large area with a pond, stream, semi-mature woodland and pathways leading out to open grass areas.

The force is treating the death as “unexplained” but do not believe it to be suspicious.

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “The body of a man aged in his sixties has been located in the Blackbird Leys area of Oxford after a member of the public reported the discover to South Central Ambulance Service at 9.15am this morning.

“The man’s death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

“Although formal identification has not yet taken place, his next of kin have been made aware and our thoughts are with them at this extremely difficult time.”