Body discovered in Nene ‘may have been dead several weeks’

Police have cordoned off an area near the River Nene in Northampton after a body was found

Police have cordoned off an area near the River Nene in Northampton after a body was found

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Police believe a body found in the River Nene could have been dead for some time.

Part of the River Nene was cordoned off near Nunn Mills Road, Northampton, yesterday morning after a member of public reported they believed they had spotted the body of a person in the water.

This morning, Northamptonshire Police confirmed officers and firefighters retrieved a person.

A post mortem will take place today or tomorrow but results a expected to take some time.

A police spokeswoman said it was possible the person could have been deceased for a number of weeks.