Update: Man arrested in connection with Peter Ralph death is released on bail

POLICE investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an Ipswich man have released a man, arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled class A drug, on bail while their inquiries continue.

The 20-year-old Ipswich man was questioned at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre today.

Police were contacted just before 11.30am on Monday September 10 by a member of the public who had spotted the body of a man in the river off Bridge Street in Ipswich.

The body was recovered from the river and the man was identified as Peter Ralph, aged 26, from Ipswich.

A police spokesman said: “Two post mortem examinations have taken place and the pathologist is now awaiting toxicology reports in order to be able to ascertain the cause of death.


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“Mr Ralph’s death continues to be treated as unexplained and officers are continuing to make enquiries to establish the full circumstances as to how he ended up in the river.

“It is understood that he had been near to the river bank, close to the Stoke Bridge skate park, on the afternoon and evening of Sunday September 9.”

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The 20-year-old will return to police on December 11.

Police would still like to hear from anyone who saw him that day or on the morning of his death.

If you saw Peter Ralph in the days leading up to his death or have any information which could help police with their enquiries please contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101.

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