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Man’s body discovered near Ipswich park

PUBLISHED: 08:28 23 July 2020 | UPDATED: 14:29 23 July 2020

Police are at the scene after a man's body was found at the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space in Carolbrook Road, Ipswich. Picture: MATTHEW EARTH

Police are at the scene after a man's body was found at the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space in Carolbrook Road, Ipswich. Picture: MATTHEW EARTH

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A police probe has been launched after a man’s body was discovered by a passer-by near the entrance of a south-west Ipswich park in the early hours of the morning.

A man's body was found at the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space in Carolbrook Road, Ipswich. Picture: MATTHEW EARTHA man's body was found at the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space in Carolbrook Road, Ipswich. Picture: MATTHEW EARTH

Suffolk police were called at 5.50am on Thursday to the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space, in Carolbrook Road, by the ambulance service after a member of the public found the man unresponsive.

Despite the efforts of a member of the public and paramedics, the man was declared dead at the scene.

The death is being treated as unexplained at this time and enquiries are continuing.

A police cordon has been set up in the area while officers conduct an investigation, with several police cars and an ambulance lining Carolbrook Road.

A man's body was found at the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space in Carolbrook Road, Ipswich. Picture: MATTHEW EARTHA man's body was found at the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space in Carolbrook Road, Ipswich. Picture: MATTHEW EARTH

Forensics investigators from Suffolk police also arrived at the scene shortly after 8am.

The man’s identity has not yet been confirmed by police.

A resident, who lives close to the park, said: “This is a bit of a shock - it is never nice to hear about these sort of things. I’m sorry to hear that this has happened.”

Another resident in Carolbrook Road added: “I have lived here for 30 years and never seen anything like this.

A man's body was found at the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space in Carolbrook Road, Ipswich. Picture: MATTHEW EARTHA man's body was found at the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space in Carolbrook Road, Ipswich. Picture: MATTHEW EARTH

“This is generally a really quiet area.”

Tracy Grant, councillor for Stoke Park ward in Ipswich, described the incident as “tragic” and moved to reassure the community after the shock discovery on Thursday.

She said: “It is a horrible thing that has happened. This is very much a quiet part of the town.

“I have been in the park many times before and it’s very peaceful.

Police are at the scene after a man's body was found at the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space in Carolbrook Road, Ipswich. Picture: MATTHEW EARTHPolice are at the scene after a man's body was found at the entrance of the Ellenbrook Open Space in Carolbrook Road, Ipswich. Picture: MATTHEW EARTH

“If anyone needs help after hearing about this incident I am more than happy to help them.”

Anyone with information related to the man’s death is urged to contact police, quoting CAD 47 of July 23.


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