Body found in River Wensum in Norwich ‘not suspicious’ say police

Firefighters at the scene near Whitefriars Bridge where a body was found in the River Wensum. Pictur

Firefighters at the scene near Whitefriars Bridge where a body was found in the River Wensum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The death of a man whose body was found floating in the River Wensum is not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed.

A member of the public discovered the man, believed to be in his 60s, on Wednesday, March 2, in Norwich.

Katy Hull, a 35-year-old waitress from the city had been walking along Quay Side, near Fye Bridge, when she spotted an object in the water.

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Her partner initially thought it could be a mannequin, but on closer inspection the pair realised it was a man and immediately called the police.

A police spokesman said 'Officers were called at 12.05pm to the river near to Wensum Street. Upon arrival officers discovered a man aged in his 60s had sadly died'.

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An inflatable RIB was launched and the body was recovered at around 1pm further downstream at Jarrold Bridge.

Police said a file will be prepared for the coroner.