River death not suspicious

POLICE have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found in a Suffolk river.Home Office pathologist Dr Michael Heath carried out a post-mortem examination of the body yesterday afternoon at Ipswich Hospital.

POLICE have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found in a Suffolk river.

Home Office pathologist Dr Michael Heath carried out a post-mortem examination of the body yesterday afternoon at Ipswich Hospital.

As a result Suffolk police said they are not treating the man's death as suspicious.

A member of the public contacted police at about 5.30pm on Thursday and reported seeing a body in the River Gipping, in Ipswich.

Police officers and fire crews attended the river at the point where it runs behind the recreation ground parallel to Portman Road and recovered the body.

The coroner has been informed. The man will not be named until his next of kin have been identified and told of his death.

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