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Update: Police say “strong possibility” body discovered on beach in Felixstowe is one of the Albanian immigrant ferry jumpers

PUBLISHED: 17:57 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:58 20 March 2014

A black van carries away a body that washed up on a beach in Felixstowe

A black van carries away a body that washed up on a beach in Felixstowe

Police say there is a “strong possibility” the body found on Felixstowe beach today is one of the Albanian immigrants who jumped from a Harwich passenger ferry last month.

Suffolk police removed a body washed up on a beach in Felixstowe across from Adventure Golf Suffolk police removed a body washed up on a beach in Felixstowe across from Adventure Golf

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said officers were not ruling out other possibilities but considered it likely that the body was one of the two men who jumped from the Stena Britannica on February 26.

Police were contacted by a member of the public just after 12.30pm reporting there was a body on the beach near Buregate Road, which appeared to have been in the water for some time.

The body is believed to be that of a man. Police are making efforts to identify him and have found a quantity of euro currency in his pockets.

Suffolk Constabulary is liaising with police in Essex following the find.

Suffolk police removed a body washed up on a beach in Felixstowe across from Adventure Golf today Suffolk police removed a body washed up on a beach in Felixstowe across from Adventure Golf today

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