Police call for information after body of older man discovered in water near Blackfriars in Sudbury

Police at the scene near the River Stour in Sudbury.

Police at the scene near the River Stour in Sudbury. - Credit: Archant

The body of an older man has been recovered from the River Stour in Sudbury.

Police at the scene near the River Stour in Sudbury.

Police at the scene near the River Stour in Sudbury. - Credit: Archant

The death is not thought to be suspicious but police are appealing for information from the public.

Suffolk Constabulary was called at 1pm today to reports of a body in the water near Blackfriars.

A police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended and alerted the fire service to assist with recovering the body.

“A cordon has been put in place while initial enquiries get underway at the scene.


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“The body is believed to be that of an older man and his next of kin have been informed.

“At this early stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances to his death, but police are asking anyone who may have saw anything in the vicinity today to call Suffolk police on 101 quoting cad 215 of today.

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“A walking stick was found on a bridge in the area and police would particularly like to speak to anyone who may have seen a man walking with a stick in the area today.”

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