Father drowned in river amid ongoing police investigation

A body has been found in the River Bure in Great Yarmouth.

A body has been found in the River Bure in Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Archant

A father took his own life after splitting from his wife amid a police investigation.

The body of a man has been found in the River Bure in Great Yarmouth

The body of a man has been found in the River Bure in Great Yarmouth - Credit: Archant

Michael Sanders was found in the river by a student on July 18, Norfolk Coroner's Court heard during an inquest on January 6.

The 39-year-old, of St Peter's Road, Great Yarmouth, had been banned from seeing his family after being released on bail.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake concluded Mr Sanders took his own life, saying: "The evidence I have goes towards suicide. The mental health team found he did not have a treatable mental condition and he was going to be a hig-risk of suicide due to his circumstances.

"My condolences to those who knew and loved him."


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Mr Sanders had made a previous suicide attempt in June.

However, he was deemed a high-risk of suicide due to his ongoing social circumstances.

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