Body Discovered In Haddenham

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 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.

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.