Family of missing man informed after body found near lake

Picture of James Gray who has gone missing from Norwich.

The family of James Gray have been informed after a body was found at Bawburgh Lake - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

The family of a missing Norwich man have been informed after a body was found near a lake on the outskirts of Norwich.

Norfolk Police found the man inside a van near Bawburgh Lake at around 5.50pm on Thursday. 

While formal identification is yet to take place, the family of 55-year-old Norwich man James Gray have been informed.

Mr Gray, was last seen in the Gas Hill area just after 10.30pm on Monday, February 22.

The search for him yesterday saw a police aircraft called in during the evening, which was seen circling over Little Melton and Hethersett around the time of the discovery.

One eyewitness said he had seen the plane over the Crusaders Rugby Club at around 6pm on Thursday evening.

A police spokesman said: "The death is being treated as unexplained; however, it is not believed to be suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner ahead of an inquest which will take place in due course."

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