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Investigation underway following ‘unexplained death’ near Norwich city centre pub

PUBLISHED: 18:13 16 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:02 17 September 2018

Police at the scene of an unexplained death in Old Post Office Court in Norwich. Picture: Luke Powell

Police at the scene of an unexplained death in Old Post Office Court in Norwich. Picture: Luke Powell

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Police are investigating following the death of a man in Norwich city centre.

The area cordoned off by police at Old Post Office Court in Norwich is near to the Walnut Tree Shades pub. Picture: Luke PowellThe area cordoned off by police at Old Post Office Court in Norwich is near to the Walnut Tree Shades pub. Picture: Luke Powell

Officers were called to Old Post Office Court, near the Walnut Tree Shades pub, shortly after 5pm today to assist the ambulance service.

Police have cordoned off an alleyway opposite the pub where it is believed the body was found.

A member of the public, who did not want to be named, said a man turning his car around in the alley spotted the body.

He said a pub customer then went over to check the man’s pulse.

Police at the scene of an unexplained death in Old Post Office Court in Norwich. Picture: Luke PowellPolice at the scene of an unexplained death in Old Post Office Court in Norwich. Picture: Luke Powell

“I think the driver called it in [to the emergency services],” the member of the public said.

“He looked like he had been there for some time, possibly all night.”

He said the body was found near to the steps of a fire escape.

A Norfolk police spokesman said officers are currently on scene investigating the incident.

The spokesman said the death is currently being treated as “unexplained”, but it is not thought to be suspicious.

Police are said to be reviewing CCTV footage from around the city centre as part of their enquiries.

The police spokesman said the ambulance service reported that the body had been found by a member of the public.

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