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Body discovered in Bury St Edmunds field

PUBLISHED: 15:29 11 July 2010 | UPDATED: 14:42 02 August 2010

Police officers have launched an investigation after the body of a man was discovered in fields near to Bury St Edmunds.

POLICE officers have launched an investigation after the body of a man was discovered in fields near to Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk Police were called at 2.38pm on Saturday by a member of the public reporting they had found a body in field adjacent to Appledown Drive in the town.

Police officers were in attendance and the area has been cordoned off while police conduct investigations and recover the body.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said the body is male and inquiries are in hand to identify the deceased.

Police are looking at the possibility that the body may be that of missing Bury St Edmunds man Shaun Alcock, 38, who went missing from his home in the town on Thursday.

The spokeswoman said the death is currently being treated as unexplained but added at this stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

A post mortem will be conducted in due course.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident should contact Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.


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