Bodies found in Suffolk

POLICE have launched an investigation into the unexplained death of a man who was found in a town centre street.The man, who has not been identified, was discovered face down in a street near Tower Ramparts shopping centre in Ipswich yesterday.

By Danielle Nuttall

POLICE have launched an investigation into the unexplained death of a man who was found in a town centre street.

The man, who has not been identified, was discovered face down in a street near Tower Ramparts shopping centre in Ipswich yesterday.

Paramedics attended the scene shortly before 11.42am and the man was taken to Ipswich Hospital, where he later died.


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Police are treating the death as unexplained and cordoned off the area to launch an investigation into the circumstances.

The coroner has been informed and a post mortem examination is expected to be carried out today.

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said officers sealed off an area in Northgate Street from Chicago's to Crown Street and Old Foundry Road before the library.

The roads reopened again shortly after 4.30pm.

The discovery of the body came on the same day that the corpse of a young woman was found in a secluded wooded area in Bury St Edmunds.

The 21-year-old local woman, who has yet to be formerly identified, was found at 10.30am yesterday.

A man walking his dog alongside the main car park at the West Suffolk College, in Out Risbygate made the grim discovery.

Although details of how the woman died have yet to be established, local people said the site, commonly known as "The Copse," is an infamous drugs hotspot, where users have been known to congregate, leaving discarded needles in their wake.

The death is thought to have been discovered just hours after the woman, from the Bury area, was last seen and has prompted calls for police to step up patrols in the area to stamp out the drug problem.

The area was cordoned off by police throughout the day as investigations into the cause of the woman's death began.

Mike Nunn, spokesman for Suffolk Police, said: "As is standard practice, the death is being treated as unexplained at this time. No formal identification has taken place.

"The coroner has been informed and a post mortem will take place at a time and date yet to be established."

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