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Verdict in Broads inquest

A coroner has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing in the inquest of a woman who died on the Norfolk Broads in September.

Drowned man named

Police in Norfolk have tonight named the man found drowned in the Broads at the weekend.

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Woman's River Death 'Suspicious.'

The death of a woman whose body was found in the river Bure in Norfolk alongside her partner is being treated as suspicious, police have said.

Post-mortem tests on the man and woman, both in their 40s and from the Surrey area, were carried out on Monday.

They found the woman died before entering the water, probably as the result of strangulation. The man died as the result of drowning.

Officers had launched a search after finding the woman's daughter, a 13-year-old girl, alone but unharmed on a cruiser on the Norfolk Broads on Saturday.

The man's death is not being treated as suspicious. Further forensic tests will be carried out on the woman's body.

Detective Superintendent Jes Fry, of the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said:

"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."

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Police say couple in Broads' tragedy were from Surrey

Norfolk police say the couple found dead in the river between Salhouse Broad and Wroxham Broad are believed to be from Surrey.

Home Office post mortems have begun at the James Paget Hospital.

A 13 year old girl found alone on board the family's hire boat is being supported by family members.

Our main consideration is the welfare of the 13-year-girl and whilst I cannot speculate on the circumstances surrounding the deaths before I have received the results of the post mortems, initial investigations confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident."

– Det Supt Jes Fry, Norfolk and Suffolk major investigation team

Officers cordoned off a stretch of the River Bure after a 13-year-old girl was found alone on a rented boat on Saturday. They found the bodies of the couple in the river on Sunday.

The woman's believed to be the girl's mother, the man's been described as her partner.

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