Body Found In River

Police are trying to work out how a man's body came to be found in the River Great Ouse in Bedford on New Year's Day.

The alarm was raised by a member of the public who saw the body from The Embankment, close to Shaftesbury Road, in the early afternoon of Tuesday 1 January 2013.

Emergency crews were called to scene and the body was retrieved from the water at 2.30pm.

The man has not yet been formally identified, but Bedfordshire Police say they believe they know who he is.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out to establish the cause of death.

A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police said: "There is no indication at this stage as to how he came to be in the river."

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Club Classics with Mark Wright

7pm - 9pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Club Classics with Mark Wright

On TV: Karaoke Christmas!

7pm - 9pm

Watch heart TV

  • Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry

    Now

    iTunes

  • East 17 Stay Another Day

    20:32

    iTunes

  • Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone

    20:28

    iTunes

  • Michael Buble Baby It's Cold Outside

    20:22

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart 96.9

Follow Heart on Twitter