Death of elderly man in Sternfield, near Saxmundham, treated as unexplained by police

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The death of an elderly man in a Suffolk village is currently being treated as unexplained by police.

Officers were called just before 9am today to reports that the body of man – aged in his 70s – had been found near a bridleway off The Street in Sternfield, near Saxmundham.

Suffolk police says there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and the body has yet to be formally identified.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “Police were called just before 9am this morning, Friday, December 1, to reports that the body of a man had been found near to a bridleway off The Street in Sternfield.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but there are not currently believed to be any suspicious circumstances.


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“The body has yet to be formally identified, but is believed to be a man aged in his 70s.

“A police file will now be prepared for the coroner.”

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Ambulance crews and first responders were called at 8.58am to reports someone was unconscious and not breathing.

An ambulance spokesman said: “Sadly the patient died at the scene.”

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