Police identify body found in park

Suffolk Police have named a man whose body was found in Chantry Park, Ipswich on Thursday 15th November.

He's Christopher Thompson, 35, from Norwich Road in Ipswich.

Police received a call from a member of the public at around 6:50am yesterday, reporting the discovery. Officers attended the park, which was then closed and areas within were cordoned off.

The park remains closed this morning as police continue to examine the scene.

A post mortem examination into Mr Thompson’s death was held last night, with the cause of death given as strangulation and assault injuries.

A 42-year-old man from Ipswich, arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody after a 12-hour extension was authorised.

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