Man, 88, found in Belstead Brook

AN elderly man has been found dead in a Suffolk river.The 88-year-old from Ipswich was reported missing at about 11.20am yesterday, prompting a multi-agency search.

AN elderly man has been found dead in a Suffolk river.

The 88-year-old from Ipswich was reported missing at about 11.20am yesterday, prompting a multi-agency search.

The man's body was found just before 8pm in the mud in Belstead Brook.

He has not been formally identified and his death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A spokesman for the police said: “Police, coastguards, Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue and Network Rail were looking for an 88-year-old male who disappeared in Ipswich.

“He was found dead at Belstead Brook.”