Body found in Suffolk river walk

Image copyright Dorset Police Image caption Police cordon off the footpath

Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old man whose body was found in a riverside walk in the south-west of England.

It happened on the Wallagoot Road footpath in Suffolk, close to Aarons Bridge in Sudbury, after officers were called out at 05.18 BST.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of death.

Police said their inquiries were at an early stage and stressed there was “no suggestion that anyone was involved in the incident”.

Assistant Chief Constable Simon Buckley said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts remain with the man’s family and friends.

“We are carrying out a full and thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the man’s death and I would urge anyone who has any information to come forward.”

The death, which police said is not being treated as suspicious, comes after the discovery of the body of a man in the River Luffey in Liddesdale, north Lincolnshire.

In February, an inquest was opened into the death of a woman who was found dead on the banks of the Luddlestone Gaol in Yorkshire.

Image copyright Nottinghamshire Police Image caption The woman was found naked in the riverbank

She was found naked and decaying in the middle of the river at the Haildon side of the garden of a privately owned house in the 1960s.

In July 2017, a man was found dead by the River Esk in Shoreham in Sussex after being hit by a vehicle.

In December 2016, a disabled man was left battered and covered in blood on a motorway slipway after being dumped on the A1 near Manchester by men travelling in a blue van.

The duo were later convicted.

Transport for London said that in January 2018, police arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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