Body Discovered In Haddenham

PUBLISHED: 16:33 19 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:49 04 May 2010

Police close off the scene while forensics move in

Police close off the scene while forensics move in

THE body of a man has been discovered by police in a ditch off the A1412 at Haddenham, close to Witcham Toll. Police and forensic teams were called at 9.30am on Thursday morning to the edge of a field near the Black Fen Waterway Trail where they discovere

The Black Fen Trail near to where the body was discovered

THE body of a man has been discovered by police in a ditch off the A1412 at Haddenham, close to Witcham Toll.

Police and forensic teams were called at 9.30am on Thursday morning to the edge of a field near the Black Fen Waterway Trail where they discovered the body of a man, who is as yet unidentified.

Police are treating the death as unexplained while a forensic team headed by DC Harding of Cambridgeshire Police CID carry out an investigation at the scene.

A post mortem is due to be carried out at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge on Friday morning.

The lay-by adjacent to the scene

Residents of nearby Staple Lees Farmhouse said they had seen and heard nothing until they were alerted by the arrival of a police helicopter overhead.

Fields between Haddenham and Sutton have been a popular pitch for traveller families in the past.

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