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

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 - Credit: Archant

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 EDGE

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

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: ARCHANT

Police cordon on opposite side of the river Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: 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 EDGE

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

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: ARCHANT

The body was pulled from the river Gipping near argos Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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

Private ambulance

Private ambulance - Credit: Archant

“It was a hell of a shock.”

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

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

Ambulance suffolk rescue vehicle

Ambulance suffolk rescue vehicle - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

The body was pulled from the river Gipping Picture ARCHANT

The body was pulled from the river Gipping Picture ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

Forensic vans were present at the scene

Forensic vans were present at the scene - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant