Man’s body found near gas canisters in Ipswich home

The police cordon in place at Foxhall Road in Ipswich after the discovery of a man's body and gas ca

The police cordon in place at Foxhall Road in Ipswich after the discovery of a man's body and gas canisters at an address - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Constabulary said they were called to Foxhall Road around 11.35am today to reports of a man 'who appeared to be deceased' in a home.

They added a number of gas canisters had also been discovered at the building.

All three emergency services are on the scene and a cordon was put up in the area, sealing off the Back Hamlet and Devonshire Road area. That was lifted shortly before 1pm.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: 'Police were contacted just after 11.35am this morning to reports a man appeared to be deceased at an address in Foxhall Road in Ipswich.

'Officers attended, along with ambulance and fire personnel after it was reported there were also gas canisters inside the address.

'The body of a man was found inside and the canisters were checked by the fire service before the property was declared safe around 12.40pm. Initial enquiries are underway at the scene and, as is standard procedure at this stage, the death is currently being treated as unexplained.'

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