Ipswich: Man Bailed After Body Found

23 October 2012, 16:31

A man's been arrested and bailed after a man's body was found in a river.

Suffolk police officers, investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an Ipswich man have arrested a man on suspicion of supplying a controlled class A drug.

The 20-year-old Ipswich man was questioned by offiers at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

Police were contacted just before 11.30am on Monday 10 September by a member of the public who had spotted the body of a man in the river off Bridge Street in Ipswich.

The body was recovered from the river and the man was identified as Peter Ralph, aged 26 years from Ipswich.

Two post mortem examinations have taken place and the pathologist is now awaiting toxicology reports in order to be able to ascertain the cause of death.

Mr Ralph’s death continues to be treated as unexplained and officers are continuing to make enquiries to establish the full circumstances as to how he ended up in the river.

It is understood that he had been near to the river bank (close to the Stoke Bridge skate park) on the afternoon and evening of Sunday 9 September.

Police would still like to hear from anyone who saw him that day or on the morning of his death, Monday 10 September.

The man will return to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre on 11 December 2012.

If you saw Peter Ralph in the days leading up to his death or have any information which could help police with their enquiries please contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101.