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Petra Srncova: Police say death of nursing assistant ‘not suspicious’ after body found in south London park

Officers investigating the disappearance of nursing assistant Petra Srncova have found a body in a park in south London, the Metropolitan Police said.

The force said a member of the public called the police to Brunswick Park in Camberwell at around 11.40am on Sunday.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, but Ms Srncova’s family has been informed.

The Met Police said the death is being treated as unexplained but initial enquiries suggest the circumstances are not suspicious.

Forensic officers remain on scene at the location.

A tweet sent from the Czech foreign minister suggested the body found was that of Ms Srncova.

Jakub Kulhanek tweeted: “Very sad news: The British police unfortunately confirmed to our embassy in London this afternoon that they had found the body of a missing Czech citizen.

“The cause of death is being investigated. With regard to the family, we will not provide more information about the case. Condolences.”

The Czech Embassy in London added: “We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased Czech citizen. With regards to the privacy of the family, we will not provide any further comments to the case.”

Ms Srncova, 32, is thought to have gone missing on her way home from work at Evelina Children’s Hospital on 28 November.

She was reported missing by a colleague on 3 December after she failed to turn up for work – described as “very out of character” for her.

The Met Police said she left the hospital at 7.45pm and is thought to have withdrawn money from a cashpoint before getting on two buses.

She was last seen in the Camberwell area, where she lives, at around 8.22pm.

A man has been arrested in connection with her disappearance and was released on bail on Sunday.

On Saturday, Camberwell MP Harriet Harman said Ms Srncova’s family was “desperately worried” at her disappearance.

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