Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

Search

Update: Police say “strong possibility” body discovered on beach in Felixstowe is one of the Albanian immigrant ferry jumpers

17:57 20 March 2014

A black van carries away a body that washed up on a beach in Felixstowe

A black van carries away a body that washed up on a beach in Felixstowe

Police say there is a “strong possibility” the body found on Felixstowe beach today is one of the Albanian immigrants who jumped from a Harwich passenger ferry last month.

Suffolk police removed a body washed up on a beach in Felixstowe across from Adventure GolfSuffolk police removed a body washed up on a beach in Felixstowe across from Adventure Golf

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said officers were not ruling out other possibilities but considered it likely that the body was one of the two men who jumped from the Stena Britannica on February 26.

Police were contacted by a member of the public just after 12.30pm reporting there was a body on the beach near Buregate Road, which appeared to have been in the water for some time.

The body is believed to be that of a man. Police are making efforts to identify him and have found a quantity of euro currency in his pockets.

Suffolk Constabulary is liaising with police in Essex following the find.

Suffolk police removed a body washed up on a beach in Felixstowe across from Adventure Golf todaySuffolk police removed a body washed up on a beach in Felixstowe across from Adventure Golf today

5 comments

  • Why jump? Should of just went through customs, admitted they were illegal, then instantly get fast tracked for housing and cash!

    Report this comment

    Lee Davies

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • would suggest possible one of them was who went missing off the ferry the other week

    Report this comment

    dominic miaoulis

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

  • well done Sherlock !

    Report this comment

    john

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

  • Why jump? Should of just went through customs, admitted they were illegal, then instantly get fast tracked for housing and cash!

    Report this comment

    Lee Davies

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • can you buy ferry jumpers at m and s.?

    Report this comment

    TERENCE MANNING

    Friday, March 21, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

England manager Sam Allardyce has left the position after just one match in charge.

Universities across Suffolk and Essex have been recognised in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide – with the University of Suffolk celebrating its entry for the first time.

A man in his early 60s died after being involved in a go-kart collision at a popular racetrack while celebrating his brother’s birthday.

Councillors in Kesgrave are set to tackle problem areas for broadband speeds in the town, and need residents’ input on slow zones.

The Robert Ransome pub in Ipswich is being put up for sale, it can be revealed.

A dining pair who ran off without paying for a meal at the Unruly Pig in Bromeswell have been sentenced at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court.

Suffolk couples seeking help conceiving face an anxious wait after health chiefs today deferred a decision on the future of fertility treatment in the county.

Four decades ago Ipswich had through traffic in the town’s main shopping areas, writes David Kindred.

A 170-tonne electricity transformer the size of a bungalow is being transported along the A12 in Suffolk on Saturday.

There are now just two days left to nominate an unsung hero from your community for a Stars of Suffolk award.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24