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Police release photo of drowned teenager

PUBLISHED: 12:59 02 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:19 03 March 2010

POLICE in Ipswich today released a photograph of teenager David Callaghan whose body was spotted floating in the River Orwell on Sunday.

Officers issued the photo as they renewed appeals for information on the 17-year-old from Colchester who was discovered by a passer-by.

POLICE in Ipswich today released a photograph of teenager David Callaghan whose body was spotted floating in the River Orwell on Sunday.

Officers issued the photo as they renewed appeals for information on the 17-year-old from Colchester who was discovered by a passer-by.

A post mortem established that his death was due to drowning.

Detectives confirmed that he had been with friends and had attended an illegal rave held at a disused warehouse in Ranelagh Road over Saturday night and Sunday morning where more than 1,000 had danced until dawn.

He was last seen walking in the area of the railway station and Burrell Road during the early hours of Sunday morning. It is believed at this time he was wearing a two-tone blue and beige hooded anorak with a zip at the neck.

Police urged anyone who had come into contact with David to contact police and they hoped the photo will jog some memories of people who were in the area at the time.

When he was found between Princes Street Bridge and Stoke Bridge, he was wearing a grey T-shirt, blue jeans, white trainers and white sports socks.

Police are still waiting for the results of toxicological tests conducted after the body was found.

Detective Inspector Chris Pryke said: "It is important that we hear from anyone who was either at the rave who spoke to David or in the Burrell Road railway station area of Ipswich in the early hours of the morning of Sunday, October 28, who may have seen or spoken to him.

"We know there were pedestrians and drivers in the area at the time and we would like them to come forward with information so we can establish David's movements prior to his death. Hopefully by releasing the photograph today people will recall seeing him and get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to call Ipswich Police on 01473 383010.


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