Dead man - family still to be traced

RELATIVES of a man found dead in a rubbish-strewn alley way near Felixstowe seafront have today still not been told of his death.Police are trying to trace next of kin of the 59-year-old, whose body was found lying in the passage between the backs of houses in Holland Road.

RELATIVES of a man found dead in a rubbish-strewn alley way near Felixstowe seafront have today still not been told of his death.

Police are trying to trace next of kin of the 59-year-old, whose body was found lying in the passage between the backs of houses in Holland Road.

He will not be named until his body has been formally identified and an inquest opening can be arranged. The coroner has been informed.

A police spokeswoman said a post mortem would take place today to establish the cause of death.

However, even though officers do not know how the man had died or how long he had been in the alley, they do not believe there were are any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

The man was found on Sunday at about 3.30pm. Officers cordoned off the area with blue and white police tape across both entrances while they investigated and carried out house-to-house inquiries.

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Shocked residents said the alley way was not a route regularly used by anyone, except to get to and from back gardens.

It runs along the rear of homes in Holland Road and also at the back of Bethesda Baptist Church, coming out onto Langer Road.

It is overgrown with grass and weeds and littered with dumped sacks of old rubbish, discarded furniture and parts of a bathroom suite.

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