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Cordon lifted in Norfolk town centre after body found in river

PUBLISHED: 17:55 08 March 2013 | UPDATED: 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).

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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.

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