Body found in river Torridge

Joseph Bulmer

Member of public spots corpse near to East-the-Water side of old Bideford Bridge

POLICE have recovered a body from the River Torridge this morning (Tuesday).

Shortly after 8.30am, a member of the public reported seeing a body in the water on the East-the-Water side of the old Bideford Bridge.

The coastguard was called and Appledore lifeboat was launched.

The body was recovered by the coastguard’s mud rescue team about an hour later and is expected to be taken to the mortuary at North Devon District Hospital.

Police will now begin making a number of enquiries to identify the body.

No further information is available at this time.