THE body of a man has been discovered in the River Nene at Midsummer Meadow in Northampton. At 11.15am, emergency services were alerted to a body in the water just off the Bedford Road, close to the Barnes Meadow interchange. The police helicopter located the body at 1.10pm and a recovery operation is now underway, pending assistance from a specialist unit based in Nottinghamshire. The identity of the man in the water is not known and police remain of an 'open mind' as to how this man arrived at his death. Two men who appeared to be with the man at the time he went into the water are being questioned by police. The men, aged 31 and 27 and both living in Northampton, are being interviewed at police stations in the town with a view to obtaining information about the circumstances that led up to the man going into the water.
Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 03000 111 222 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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