Body found in toilet

INVESTIGATIONS were underway today after a man's body was discovered in an Ipswich toilet block in the early hours of this morning.An ambulance was called to the toilets at Major's Corner, opposite the Odeon cinema, at around midnight.

INVESTIGATIONS were underway today after a man's body was discovered in an Ipswich toilet block in the early hours of this morning.

An ambulance was called to the toilets at Major's Corner, opposite the Odeon cinema, at around midnight.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We received a call to say that a man, believed to be in his mid-40s had been found in the toilets.

"He was not conscious or breathing, and was already deceased when we arrived.


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"It was then left in the hands of the police."

The ambulance service notified the police who cordoned off the area.

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The area remained sealed off with police tape this morning, while a police car kept watch.

Scenes of crime officers were expected to carry out further routine investigations throughout the day.

Police will also be trying to identify the man and inform his next-of-kin.

At this stage police are treating the death as unexplained.

The body was removed in the early hours of this morning and has been taken to Ipswich Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out.

A police spokesman said: "Ipswich police were called by the ambulance service just after midnight, following the discovery of a man's body in the public toilets on Major's Corner.

"At this point in time police are treating the death as unexplained.

"The coroner has been informed and a post-mortem examination will be carried out at a time to be determined."

The toilets are run by Ipswich Borough Council and were officially opened by Penny Breakwell, the mayor of Ipswich, on June 17 last year.

They were designed to replace the existing toilets and provide better facilities for the disabled and mothers with babies. They also include shower facilities.

They were designed to be safer for users, with staff on duty from early morning to late evening.

The main parts of the toilets are locked up at night but there is some 24-hour access.

A spokesman for Ipswich Borough Council said: "We will be looking back at our CCTV tapes to see if there is anything on there that can be of assistance to the police."

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