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Man's body found in handcuffs in river after police search

Police were called to the River Itchen in Southampton Photo: ITV Meridian

The body of a man in handcuffs has been discovered in the River Itchen.

He had been detained by police on 12 January.

The body was located in the River Itchen at Woodmill, Southampton.

The body was found in the River Itchen Credit: ITV Meridian

Identification has now taken place and police have confirmed that the body is of a 22-year-old man from Southampton.

They say he was handcuffed, having been detained in the city on 12 January.

Family and friends laid flowers close to where the body was found Credit: ITV Meridian

Initial enquiries suggest the body had been in the water for some time.

The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

An internal review is ongoing and a file is being prepared for the coroner.