Two arrests after man is found dead on Clapham Common

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Two men in their 40s have been arrested after a man was found dead on Clapham Common, London.

Police were called to the popular gay cruising spot at 2.35am on Wednesday morning after reports of a body being found.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, was discovered at the West Side of the park. An initial post-mortem examination did not establish a cause of death and police are awaiting further test results.

He has not been formally identified and his death is currently being treated as unexplained.

At this stage, police say they do not believe homophobia played in a part in the man’s death, although they are working with LGBT organisations.