Suspected murder victim drowned

DETECTIVES today revealed that the man found floating in the water at Neptune Quay in Ipswich died as a result of drowning.The man, in his late 40s and believed to be foreign, was discovered face down near to Coprolite Street by a member of the public on Sunday at around 8.30pm.

DETECTIVES today revealed that the man found floating in the water at Neptune Quay in Ipswich died as a result of drowning.

The man, in his late 40s and believed to be foreign, was discovered face down near to Coprolite Street by a member of the public on Sunday at around 8.30pm.

Two men, aged 38 and 35 and also foreigners - possibly eastern European, who were arrested on suspicion of murder an hour-and-a-half later have been released on bail until January 15 pending further enquiries.

The pair, who live in Ipswich, were questioned yesterday but have not been charged.

Police said the dead man's next of kin had been identified and said his name would be released later today.

It is unknown how long the body had been in the dock before it was discovered.

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Meanwhile, staff from nearby Coffee Link at Neptune Quay said they were shocked by news of the discovery of the body.

One waitress said detectives had spoken to staff but neither she nor her colleagues had seen or heard anything on Sunday.

The two men on bail will return to Ipswich police station at 4pm and 6pm respectively on January 15.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were dispatched to Neptune Quay after the macabre find.

The harbour master's boat was used to pull the body from the water.

The man was declared dead at the scene.

Investigations were said to be centring on the discovery of a plastic bag on the quay.

Anybody with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact detective chief inspector David Cutler at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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