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'It was a hell of a shock' – dog walker finds man's body in Ipswich river

PUBLISHED: 20:07 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:52 15 August 2018

A body has had been discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGE

A body has had been discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGE

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The body of a man has been discovered in the River Gipping in Ipswich.

Body has had been discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGEBody has had been discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Police were called at about 10.30am this morning to reports that a body had been discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich.

Emergency services are currently on the scene and a police cordon is in place.

Police cordon on opposite side of the river Picture: ARCHANTPolice cordon on opposite side of the river Picture: ARCHANT

Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances of the incident.

Body has had been discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGEBody has had been discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGE

A dog walker, who did not want to be named, made the discovery near a footpath behind Suffolk Retail Park.

The body was pulled from the river Gipping near argos Picture: ARCHANTThe body was pulled from the river Gipping near argos Picture: ARCHANT

“I was walking my dog along the footpath behind Argos, Dunelm and The Range,” he said.

Private ambulancePrivate ambulance

“It was a hell of a shock.”

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