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Post-mortem of man found in River Gipping set to take place

PUBLISHED: 15:54 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:41 14 August 2018

The body of a man was discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGE

The body of a man was discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGE

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The post-mortem of a man found dead in an Ipswich river is expected to take place within the next 24 hours, according to police.

The discovery was made in the River Gipping Picture: RACHEL EDGEThe discovery was made in the River Gipping Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Officers were called around 10.30am yesterday to reports that a body had been discovered in the River Gipping near to London Road.

Suffolk police has identified the body and his next of kin has been informed.

A police spokeswoman said a post-mortem examination is expected to take place either later today or tomorrow morning, and the man’s name is likely to be released tomorrow by the force.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.

The body was discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGEThe body was discovered in the River Gipping near London Road, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Anyone who believes they have information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House on 101, quoting CAD 122 of August 13.

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