Police confirm a body has been recovered from River Nene in Peterborough

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The death is being treated as ‘unexplained’ by officers as investigations continue

Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed a body has been recovered from the River Nene in Peterborough city centre today.

A large number of emergency vehicles including police, ambulance and fire engines were seen at Viersen Platz near Asda this lunch time.

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Police have now confirmed the tragic news.

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A spokesperson for the force said: “Police received a call at about 12pm today (20 December) with reports of a body in the River Nene, near Town Bridge, Peterborough.

“The body, of a man, has been recovered from the river. The death is being treated as unexplained at this time.

Investigations continue.”

A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “One ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and two ambulance officer vehicle were sent to the River Nene at Peterborough following reports of a man in the water.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of all involved, the man had died at the scene.”