Investigations continue after woman’s body is discovered in River Waveney

River Waveney in, Beccles.

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Investigations are continuing today after a woman’s body was discovered in the River Waveney.

Northgate, Beccles.Picture: Nick Butcher

Northgate, Beccles.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Suffolk Police were called at 2.35pm yesterday, March 14, by a member of the public who said they had seen a body in the river at Beccles.

Emergency services, including the East of England Ambulance Service and coastguard rescue officers, were called to Northgate, a one-way residential street backing onto the river, to assist police.

The news has shocked and saddened the Beccles community.

Northgate, Beccles.Picture: Nick Butcher

Northgate, Beccles.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Town mayor Richard Stubbings said: “I was deeply saddened by the news and my thoughts and prayers are for the family she left behind.”


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Posting on Facebook, other residents said: “Such devastating news and so close to home, heart goes out to all involved.”

Another said: “So so sad rest in peace darling.”

Northgate, Beccles.Picture: Nick Butcher

Northgate, Beccles.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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A Suffolk Police spokesman said the death is currently being treated as unexplained and the investigation is continuing today.

A spokesman from the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We received a call to support our emergency services colleagues at 2.46pm. One rapid response vehicle and two ambulance officers attend the incident.”

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