Post-mortem on body found in Woolpit to take place today

Elmswell Road in Woolpit remains cordoned off as police investigate the scene of an unexplained deat

Elmswell Road in Woolpit remains cordoned off as police investigate the scene of an unexplained death. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A post-mortem on the body of a man found at the side of the road in Woolpit will take place today.

Police were sent to the west Suffolk village at 1.50pm on New Year’s Day to reports a body had been discovered at the side of Elmswell Road.

Detectives in the investigation believe they know who the man is but his name has not yet been released.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Police are urging anyone with information about the discovery to come forward.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Officers investigating the circumstances are keen to hear from any witnesses who may have any information that could assist.

“The deceased man is described as white, elderly, approximately 5ft tall with short, fair hair, clean shaven and wore a hearing aid.

“He was wearing a green coat and black jogging style trousers with dark shoes.”

Call police on 101.

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