Polish grandfather confirmed as deceased

DETECTIVES were today continuing to investigate the circumstances which led to a Polish grandfather being found drowned at Neptune Quay in Ipswich.

DETECTIVES were today continuing to investigate the circumstances which led to a Polish grandfather being found drowned at Neptune Quay in Ipswich.

Bronislaw Backiel, who is believed to have been known as Robert, his middle name, died at the docks near Coprolite Street on Sunday.

The 49-year-old lived in Cullingham Road, Ipswich, with, it is understood, his son Julian and daughter-in-law Magdelena.

It is believed Mr Backiel and his family moved to England from Poland around five years ago.

Two men, aged 35 and 39, both from Ipswich, were arrested on suspicion of murder and later bailed without charge.

But police today stressed that a full investigation was underway to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

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Mr Backiel was pulled from the water at around 8.30pm and pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday found the cause of death to be drowning.

Anybody with any information is asked to call detective chief inspector David Cutler at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500.

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