River body confirmed as missing man

A BODY recovered in the River Deben in Woodbridge has been confirmed as that of missing pensioner Ian Prentice.As revealed in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, police were alerted to a body in the river by a man in a dinghy near Kyson Point.

A BODY recovered in the River Deben in Woodbridge has been confirmed as that of missing pensioner Ian Prentice.

As revealed in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, police were alerted to a body in the river by a man in a dinghy near Kyson Point.

Police, the coastguard and lifeboat services were all sent to the scene at 11.30am yesterday to bring his body ashore.

Mr Prentice, 86, went missing from his Woodbridge home at some time on Sunday.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "His body was taken to Ipswich Hospital, where a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course. At this stage there is nothing to suggest any suspicious circumstances."

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