Mudbank couple's deaths 'not suspicious'

Rescue teams at Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth

The deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found on a mudbank are not being treated as suspicious.

Police were called to Breydon Water, near Great Yarmouth, shortly after 11.20am on Thursday after a member of the public raised the alarm.

Police have confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the tragedy.

A Norfolk Constabulary spokesman said: "Officers have identified the man and woman - a couple aged in their early 60s and from the local area - and are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident."

The alarm was reportedly raised by a birdwatcher who spotted the couple through a telescope, and the bodies were recovered with the help of the Coastguard and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Post-mortem examinations will be held to establish the cause of death and a file will be prepared for Her Majesty's coroner.

Inquiries to trace next of kin are continuing.