Body recovered from river

AN investigation has been launched after a man's body was found in a river in Colchester.

James Hore

AN investigation has been launched after a man's body was found in a river in Colchester.

Police were called to the River Colne close to East Street at 7.40am by a member of the public who had spotted the body in the tidal stretch of water.

The area was taped off this morning and a team of divers recovered the body of a man in his 20s from the water and are now carrying out further investigations.


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However an Essex Police spokeswoman said the death is not thought to be suspicious at this stage.

A post mortem will be carried out later and detectives have confirmed the man's death to his family.

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It is understood that he lived in Colchester.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police in Colchester on 0300 3334444.

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