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Body found in university lake

A body has been found in a lake in the grounds of the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

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Police release new details on lake death investigation

Police at the scene Credit: Norfolk Police

Detectives have released more details about the woman found dead in a lake at the University of East Anglia in a bid to identify her.

Norfolk Police have revealed that the woman was aged between 30 and 40, had short brown hair, which showed signs of being dyed auburn or red.

The woman is 5ft 7 and of slim build. The woman’s body, which was clothed in what police described as "day wear", was found floating face down in the water by an angler at the UEA Broad at about 8.40am yesterday.

Detective Chief Inspector Dennis Lacey said: "I would ask anyone who is concerned about a friend or relative who may not have been seen or heard from recently who matches this description to get in touch with police."

A Home Office post mortem carried out at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital proved inconclusive and toxicology tests will now be carried out to help establish the cause of death.

Enquiries continue to establish the circumstances surrounding the discovery, including the examination of local CCTV cameras, including footage from a camera positioned near to the lake.

Anyone with information should contact Norwich CID on 101.

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