Ipswich: Man’s body found hanging from Princes Street bridge

A MAN’S body has been found hanging from a bridge in Ipswich

Two young people reported finding a body under the Prince Street bridge, in Ipswich, to firefighters at a nearby fire service shortly before 10.50am today.

Suffolk police and the fire service were called to the scene where the body of a man in his 40s was found.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “We were contacted at 10.50am by the fire service after two young people went to a fire station to report seeing a man’s body hanging under the bridge in Princes Street, Ipswich.

“Officers attended the scene with firefighters where the body was found.”


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The man, who has been identified by officers, is believed to be of Polish origin.

It is understood that he was homeless and possibly living in a tent by the river bed.

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A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said that paramedics were contacted by officers from Suffolk police.

He added: “We arrived and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Police are working to trace the man’s next of kin.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

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