Body found in water at Ipswich docks

A POLICE investigation is being launched today after the body of a man was discovered face down in the water at Ipswich docks.An abandoned plastic bag near to the scene at Coprolite Street in Neptune Quay, containing unknown items, is believed to be linked with incident.

A POLICE investigation is being launched today after the body of a man was discovered face down in the water at Ipswich docks.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were alerted to the scene after receiving calls from members of the public.

An abandoned plastic bag near to the scene at Coprolite Street in Neptune Quay, containing unknown items, is believed to be linked with incident.

The identity and age of the man is not yet known but a post mortem is due to take place today.


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Suffolk police received initial calls at 8.30pm and called on the fire service, ambulance and coastguard for support.

A police helicopter was also despatched over the water and water rescue teams from Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft sent out.

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A spokesperson for the fire service said the adult's body was approximately 3m from the dockside when it was recovered and crews waited for the Harbourmaster's boat, which pulled the body from the water by 9.50pm.

Inspector Bruce Gent said a doctor was then called to formally announce the man as dead.

Police were interviewing people in the immediate area, including a group of teenagers and cordoned off the road into the dock and an area around the scene.

Insp Gent said: “At this stage we are treating the death as unexplained.

“A number of people who were present have been taken to the station for questioning to get an account of information about what has happened.”

He said the force, being led by a Det Insp at the scene, were combing the surrounding area for “personal items or clothing”.

Police were keen to hear from anybody who was in the area at the time and may have seen something.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call 01473 613500.

Did you see the events unfold yesterday? Contact The Evening Star news desk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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