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Post-mortem due to begin on body recovered from Humber Estuary yesterday

Police will today begin a post-mortem examination on a body that was recovered from the Humber Estuary yesterday (Wednesday, March 20) afternoon.

Grimsby Docks last night Credit: ITV News Calendar

Calendar sources described a "large police presence" close to Grimsby Docks yesterday afternoon, where the RNLI brought the body ashore.

The body had been recovered from the water close to Spurn Point at around 3:30pm.

RNLI lifeboat at Grimsby Docks yesterday afternoon Credit: GrimsbyLive

The investigation into the circumstances of its death has been passed to the coroner in Hull.

Formal identification is expected to take place following the post-mortem.

Police have given no further details, saying it is "too early for any identification or confirmation of gender" to be made.

A spokesperson said: "Formal identification is expected to take place following the post-mortem, until which time we are not in a position to confirm as to who we believe it may be."