Search

Cordon lifted in Norfolk town centre after body found in river

17:55 08 March 2013

The river at Bridge Street in Thetford, scene of a drowning earlier today (Friday).

The river at Bridge Street in Thetford, scene of a drowning earlier today (Friday).

Archant

A section of Thetford town centre by the river was cordoned off today after a body was found in the river.

A crowd of onlookers watched as police diving teams went into the river close to Thetford Grammar School in Bridge Street at midday to retrieve the body.

The body was removed from the water approximately halfway between the Bridge Street and London Road bridges and a section of footpath closed on both sides of the river between the two bridges.

Police had arrived at the scene shortly after 9am and police closed off the entrance to the riverside path on the opposite side of the bridge from the Steel River floating restaurant at midday shortly after the body was discovered.

Earlier this afternoon, police were treating the death as unexplained.

The cordon was eventually lifted at 2.30pm.

Other Great Yarmouth events

Fri, 12:51
Messiah at Yarmouth Minster

Handel’s Messiah is being staged by Merry Opera at Great Yarmouth Minster on Easter Sunday, April 5.

Fri, 12:49
Bless Em All

Members of Gorleston-based Dusmagrik Young People’s Theatre Company have been busy over the last few weeks learning about life in the 1940’s in readiness for their next show Bless ‘Em All.

Fri, 12:47
Woodlands Creatures at Dock Tavern

This Sunday, Norwich-based duo The Woodland Creatures make a welcome return to Gorleston pub, The Dock Tavern.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Oliver at Gorleston Pavilion

Local performer Julia Knight and her brother Matthew Canwell will be appearing in Gorleston Theatre Company’s spring musical Oliver! at Gorleston Pavilion in April.

Most Read

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 7°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Great Yarmouth Mercury e-edition today E-edition