The body of a man has been found inside a wet well by workers at Northumbrian Water in Middlesbrough. The body was discovered at the Cargo Fleet Pumping Station on October 14. The body could not be removed because of the levels of rainfall. Cleveland Fire Brigade located the body on October 15.
A post mortem examination has taken place, which indicated that the man had been dead for a minimum of three weeks but possibly up to three months. The cause of death was inconclusive.
There has been no reports of missing people in the Cleveland Police area within the timescales described who have not been found. His DNA is not registered on the national database.
Officers have yet to identify the man, who is said to be over the age of 21, and are treating his death as unexplained.