Man’s body recovered from River Lea by police

A man’s body has been pulled from the River Lea.

Police were called to the scene following reports of a person in the water in Upper Clapton on Thursday.

A man, believed to be in his 50s, was recovered from the river at about 2.50pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Images from the scene show officers surrounding a forensic tent at the riverside.

A police cordon remained in place near Mount Pleasant Lane on Thursday evening.

Scotland Yard said his death is currently being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

It is not yet known how the man came to be in the water, or how long he had been there. 

A  Met Police spokesman said: “Officers are attempting to establish the male’s identity and notify next of kin.

“A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course. Officers from Hackney CID investigate.”


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