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CCTV appeal over teenager's death

PUBLISHED: 09:54 16 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:50 03 March 2010

POLICE have today released CCTV images of a teenager in a bid to find more about the circumstances that led to his death.

David Callaghan's body was found by a member of the public at about 3pm on Sunday, October 28.

POLICE have today released CCTV images of a teenager in a bid to find more about the circumstances that led to his death.

David Callaghan's body was found by a member of the public at about 3pm on Sunday, October 28. The 17-year-old was discovered in the River Orwell between the Princes Street Bridge and Stoke Bridge.

A post mortem confirmed the Colchester youth died by drowning.

Police are hoping people will come forward to provide information following the release of CCTV footage.

The images, plus witness statements, have placed David in the area of Ranelagh and Burrell Road. A still shows him in Burrell Road at about 3.15am.

Police are anxious to speak to anyone who spoke to him after he left a rave at Ranelagh Road and the time he entered the river.

They are particularly keen to speak to drivers of what are believed to be a red Escort car and a small, two tone, four wheel drive vehicle. These vehicles were involved in a minor collision after a person matching David's description was said to have walked out in front of them.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Chris Pryke, said: "We are gradually putting together a picture of David's movements on the night of his death but there are still gaps we would like to fill in."

Anyone who has information about the incident should ring Ipswich police on 01473 383100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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