Police launch hunt to identity body

POLICE officers are scouring missing person's reports after male body parts were found at Aldeburgh.A Home Office pathologist examined part of a right leg which was found by a fisherman near a beach at Slaughden Quay at 7.

By Amanda Cresswell

POLICE officers are scouring missing person's reports after male body parts were found at Aldeburgh.

A Home Office pathologist examined part of a right leg which was found by a fisherman near a beach at Slaughden Quay at 7.30 am today.

The results reveal the remains – including a lower torso with right leg attached – belong to a large adult male who is thought to have been in the water for at least three months.

The dead man is likely to have been over 40 years old and more than 6 ft tall.

A police spokeswoman said: "There were no signs of clothing but the level of decomposition is such that it would not have been unusual for the tide to have caused the body to break up.

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"There is nothing at this stage to indicate any suspicious circumstances."

Police and coastguards spent much of the day searching the beach and will be out again tomorrow morning.

Officers are also liasing with other police forces to check missing person's reports.

DNA samples have been taken to help identify the man.

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