UPDATE: Riddle of river body

Investigations continue as police try to identify corpse found floating in Torridge

POLICE are still trying to identify a body recovered from the River Torridge yesterday morning (Tuesday).

The body was spotted drifting near the Swan Inn by the East-the-Water side of Bideford Long Bridge by a member of the public at 8.30am.

Police, ambulance, coastguard and lifeboat crews were all alerted and the body was recovered via the slipway on Torrington Street an hour later.

It is understood to have been taken to the mortuary at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

A police spokesperson said today: “No identification has taken place and officers are carrying out a number of enquires to establish its identity.”

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