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Body of a man found in the River Yare

PUBLISHED: 23:02 25 January 2020 | UPDATED: 07:32 26 January 2020

An officer was bitten so badly he needed hospital treatment. Picture: Ian Burt

An officer was bitten so badly he needed hospital treatment. Picture: Ian Burt

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A body has been found in a river on the outskirts of Norwich.

Police were called to Church Lane in Eaton at around 4pm on Saturday (January 25) following reports a body had been seen in the River Yare.

Emergency services attended the scene and the body of a man believed to be in his 50s was recovered from the water.

While no formal identification has taken place, police said the family of 58-year-old Carl Gooch, who was reported missing on January 21, have been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

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