A man, 47, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body is pulled from the Thames at Shepperton Police have confirmed this afternoon.
An investigation is underway this morning (2 June), following the discovery of a man’s body in the River Thames at Shepperton.
The body was discovered in the stretch of water alongside Russell Road, Shepperton at around 2am.
Detective Chief Inspector Paddy Mayers said:
“At this stage the deceased man has not been formally identified, and we are looking into the circumstances that led to him being found in the water.
“The team and I are focused on a number of enquiries to try and establish what has happened, and will be carrying out various searches in the area, as well as making house to house visits.
“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in Shepperton last night, particularly between 10pm and 1am this morning.”
Anyone with information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact Surrey Police immediately on 101, quoting P17133892. Alternatively you can share information anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A 47 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this ongoing investigation, however at this time officers are keeping an open mind into what may have occurred.