Home Office post mortem examination due after man’s body found

Foresnsics officers in St Mary's Church yard in Diss after a body was found. Photo: Ella Wilkinson

Foresnsics officers in St Mary's Church yard in Diss after a body was found. Photo: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

A Home Office post mortem examination will take place today, after the body of a man was found in Diss.

A police officer stands at the scene at St Mary's Church yard in Diss after a body was found. Photo:

A police officer stands at the scene at St Mary's Church yard in Diss after a body was found. Photo: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Officers were called at 8.56am to Tuesday, April 30 to reports the body of a man had been found in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, Diss.

Police said the man, believed to be in his 40s, had suffered a head injury.

Detective Inspector Lewis Craske said: “It is not yet clear how the man came to suffer the head injury and our enquiries are ongoing to try and establish the exact circumstances leading up to his death.

“A Home Office Post Mortem examination is due to take place and whilst we are treating the death as unexplained at this time, I would urge anyone who may be able to assist with our enquiries to contact police.”

Police were called to an incident on Frenze Road in Diss. Picture: Felicity Priehs

Police were called to an incident on Frenze Road in Diss. Picture: Felicity Priehs - Credit: Archant


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A cordon was in place yesterday, with Church Street closed between Market Hill and Chapel Street.

David Webber, 80, has been running the Keyhole gift shop next to the church for the past 13 years.

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He said: “I got to the shop at about 9.05am and when I was walking up the road I saw the police with their lights on and an ambulance.

“At the time I didn’t know what had happened but as customers started to come into the shop I found out it was a body.”

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting CAD reference 79 of 30 April 2019.

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