Body of woman found at Needham Lake

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The body of a woman has been found at Needham Lake this morning,

The grisly discovery was made just after 8am by a member of the public out fishing.

Police have cordoned off the area off Coddenham Road. The fire service was called to help recover the body from the water.

An investigation is now underway and police are treating the woman’s death as unexplained, although at this stage they have said there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

The woman has not been identified and early reports estimate her age as anywhere between 20 and 60 years of age. A post mortem examination will be conducted in due course.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident should contact the Duty Inspector at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 01284 774100.