Ipswich: Locals shocked after man’s body found in town flat

A MAN’S body has been found in an Ipswich flat, leaving locals shocked.

Residents told of their shock after the body of a man was discovered at a flat in Ipswich town centre.

Police officers and paramedics were called to a flat above Caffe Basso in Tacket Street shortly before 1.30pm yesterday.

On arrival they discovered the body of a man.

Detectives and scenes of crime officers remained at the scene for several hours.

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The circumstances surrounding the man’s death are not known, but police revealed that the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

They were last night unable to confirm the man’s identity or his age.

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A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “Officers have been at a property in Tacket Street, where a body has been found.

“We arrived there at 1.30pm and officers carried out investigations.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service added: “We were called to a property in Ipswich town centre by the police.

“However, the patient was confirmed dead on arrival and we left the matter in the hands of the police officers at the scene.”

One town resident, who asked not to be named, described his shock after watching police cars arrive.

He said: “I could see lots of orange flashes in the room above Basso cafe, every five seconds or so. There were lots of police cars around.

“There were a few scientific services cars around too, so I knew it was something serious and guessed that someone was dead.

“The police were in and out of the building. It’s shocking.”

Another added: “We could see police officers milling about outside the flats for quite some time but it was unclear what was going on.

“To hear that someone has died is quite shocking. It’s not a nice way for someone’s family to have to start the new year.”

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