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Body Discovered in River Thames Near Greenwich

In a sombre development this morning, the Metropolitan Police reported the discovery of a male body in the River Thames, near Victoria Parade in Greenwich. The grim find was made just after 7.20am today, February 8, sparking immediate police action to address the situation.

Efforts are currently underway by the police to ascertain the identity of the deceased male and to notify his next of kin. The circumstances surrounding the death are being treated as unexpected, with the Metropolitan Police launching a full investigation to uncover the details leading up to this tragic event.

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A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police conveyed the urgency with which the force is approaching the case, stating, “The body of a male was recovered from the water in Victoria Parade SE10. Officers are working to confirm the male’s identity and inform next of kin. The death is being treated as unexpected pending further enquiries.”

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The discovery has prompted a significant emergency response in the area, with authorities cordoning off sections of Victoria Parade to facilitate their investigation. The incident has attracted attention from residents and passersby, many of whom have expressed shock and concern over the unsettling news.

As the investigation progresses, the Metropolitan Police are appealing to the public for any information that may assist in their enquiries. Individuals who were in the vicinity of Victoria Parade in the early hours of this morning, or who may have seen anything unusual, are encouraged to come forward.

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