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PUBLISHED: 14:31 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:59 25 July 2018

Police on the scene in Low Road, King's Lynn. Picture: Archant

Police on the scene in Low Road, King's Lynn. Picture: Archant

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A body has been discovered in a ditch in King’s Lynn.

Police are currently at the scene in Low Road, near the Saddlebow Industrial Estate, after officers were called to the area at around 12.45pm today.

Police vehicles were seen near to the entrance of the Adrian Flux Arena, located in the quiet, remote outskirts of Lynn a short distance from the A47.

A police spokesman said a body of a man, aged in his 40s, was found in a ditch.

Police officers at the scene in Saddlebow, where a body has been found in a ditch. Picture: Ian BurtPolice officers at the scene in Saddlebow, where a body has been found in a ditch. Picture: Ian Burt

The death is currently being treated as unexplained but it is not believed to be suspicious.

A short stretch of the road - less than half a mile - is closed off between Maple Road and the Police Investigation Centre.

Motorists are being asked to make a U-turn towards the recently reopened Saddlebow roundabout, with drivers approaching from the Police Investigation Centre being redirected towards the A10.

Police officers at the scene in Saddlebow, where a body has been found in a ditch. Picture: Ian BurtPolice officers at the scene in Saddlebow, where a body has been found in a ditch. Picture: Ian Burt

Businesses in the Saddlebow Industrial Estate told of their shock upon hearing the news.

Buster Chapman, King’s Lynn Stars speedway chief, said he first heard the news on the radio.

“I rang work straight away,” he added. “I wanted to know whether it was blocking the roads.”

Police officers at the scene in Saddlebow, where a body has been found in a ditch. Picture: Ian BurtPolice officers at the scene in Saddlebow, where a body has been found in a ditch. Picture: Ian Burt

He described the news as sad, but added: “You don’t find anything shocking anymore do you?

“No one knows what has happened, it could be anything, just have to wait to see what the police have to say.

“Whatever it is , it’s very sad.”

One businessman on the estate, who did not want to be named, said: “It is quite shocking, it is not what you would expect happened around here. 
“Not a lot happens around here, it is all a bit bizarre and surreal to think it has happened across the road, it doesn’t feel real.”

South and West Lynn ward councillor Gary McGuinness described the news as worrying, adding: “It’s a very remote part of King’s Lynn and probably the most remote area of my ward.

“I have every sympathy with that person and their family.”

A police spokesman added: “As a result of previous police contact the matter has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) as standard procedure.”


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