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Police confirm Breydon Water deaths not suspicious

The scene at Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The bodies of a man and a woman in their 60s, discovered at Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth are not being treated as suspicious.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 11.20am yesterday after a member of the public reported seeing two bodies on the mudbank.

Officers say the couple are from the local area and are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

A file will be prepared for the Her Majesty’s coroner in due course and enquiries to trace next-of-kin are continuing.

Bodies of man and woman recovered at Breydon Water

The scene at Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth.

The bodies of a man and woman have been recovered from Breydon Water, in Great Yarmouth, this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 11.20am after a member of the public reported seeing two bodies on the mudbank.

The bodies of the man and woman, believed to be aged between 40 and 50 years old, were recovered with assistance from colleagues at the Coastguard and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Detective Inspector Chris Burgess, who is overseeing the enquiry, said: "It has taken some time for officers to recover the bodies due to where they were discovered.

"The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained. We are in the early stages of the enquiry and it would be inappropriate to speculate any further.”

Post mortem examinations will be held in due course to establish the cause of death.

Police confirm two bodies found at Breydon Water

Police have confirmed that two bodies have been discovered at Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth.

At this stage it is not known how the pair died. Police say it could take two to three hours to recover the bodies.

Officers were called to the scene shortly after 11.20am this morning after a member of the public reported seeing two bodies on the mudbank.

Police remain on scene and continue to work with colleagues from the Coastguard and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

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Applegate disappointed despite winning Paralympic silver

Jessica-Jane Applegate won silver in Rio. Credit: PA

Great Yarmouth swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate has picked up her second medal of the Paralympics after winning silver in the S14 200m freestyle.

The 20-year-old was visibly disappointed after the race though as she struggled to come to terms with the fact that she had lost the title she won in London four years ago to British teammate Bethany Firth.

Despite that, the silver was still a great achievement for Applegate who is still recovering from injury.

Applegate, who has Asperger syndrome, also claimed bronze in the 100 metre backstroke on Thursday.

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The 20-year-old finished third in the S14 100m backstroke, with teammate Bethany Firth claiming gold.

Applegate has Asperger syndrome and next goes in the S14 200m Freestyle heats on Sunday.

Demolition starts after major seaside fire

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Helen Keenan

Work to demolish Great Yarmouth's indoor market is now underway. It was destroyed, along with the Regent superbowl building, in a fire earlier this month.

The blaze has left several traders out of business during their busiest time of the year.

It took 100 firefighters almost 7 hours to dampen down the fire. The demolition work is expected to take around 12 weeks to complete.

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