Police investigations continue into body found at Thetford school

A man's body was discovered at Diamond Academy, Thetford

A man's body was discovered at Diamond Academy, Thetford - Credit: Archant

Police investigations will continue today following the discovery of a man's body in the grounds of a Thetford school.

Police officers were called to Hillary Road in Thetford at approximately 1.50pm yesterday to reports that a man's body had been found in the grounds of Diamond Academy.

A seal was put in place while officers carried out inquiries.

While the death is currently being treated as unexplained, the EDP understands that it may have been drug-related.

In the aftermath of the discovery residents on Hillary Road and Fulmerston Road, which front Diamond Academy and the neighbouring Queensway Infant School and Nursery respectively, expressed their shock.

One Hillary Road resident said: 'We've just found out what happened. We're shocked. It is not very nice for something like that to happen so close to home.

'We're just waiting now to see what comes of it.'

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Another said she had seen two police cars and an ambulance pull up outside the academy, which is managed by the Academy Transformation Trust.

Another said she had been at work that afternoon but found out about the incident when she returned home at around 5pm. 'I'm just a bit shocked, but I don't know the ins and outs of it,' she added.

One resident from Fulmerston Road, which faces Queensway Infant School, said she had seen police activity near the school during the early afternoon.

She said: 'We saw the car, the officers jumped out and ran down the field and we wondered what was going on.

'It was quite shocking to find out.'

Another resident added: 'You don't expect something like this to happen, especially not at a school.'

Police said in a statement that said no further details regarding the deceased are being issued at this time.

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