Bailiffs discover man's body in flat

By Danielle NuttallCrime CorrespondentPOLICE have launched an investigation after the body of a man believed to be in his 40s has been found inside a ground floor flat.

By Danielle Nuttall

Crime Correspondent

POLICE have launched an investigation after the body of a man believed to be in his 40s has been found inside a ground floor flat.

The dead man, whose death is being treated as unexplained, was discovered in a bed at an address in Thellusson Road in Rendlesham yesterday by bailiffs who had called to repossess the property.


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Police were called shortly after 12.30pm and it is thought the man - who has not been named - may have been there for some time as the body was badly decomposed.

Officers removed the body and took it to Ipswich Hospital. A coroner has now been informed and a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

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There was no sign of police activity in the quiet residential road last night, which comprises mostly ground and first floor flats.

Neighbours living near the property said they had not seen the man for at least four weeks and assumed he had moved away.

One resident said: “The garden was in such a bad state. He kept himself to himself and we never really spoke to him. I've never seen anyone else with him at all in the flat.”

Another neighbour added: “I hadn't seen anyone about and the garden was all overgrown. The girl who lived above him said she had not seen him for about four weeks.

“We noticed there was post by the doorway and the car was still parked outside, but we thought perhaps it was wrecked and he had left it. He was a bit of a loner and we hardly ever saw him.”

danielle.nuttall@eadt.co.uk

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