Body found in dyke

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ROAD diversions are in place this morning around a Fenland village following the discovery of a man’s body in a ditch.

It is believed secondary school children waiting for a school bus spotted the body at around 7.50am and police were called.

The area around Barrett’s Bridge has been cordoned off and drivers are being diverted around the B1169 in Leverington Common via Wolf Lane and Mill Lane.

Cindy Baldry at nearby Mill Lane Pets had heard very little but had been told the body was discovered by the children and that there was also a cycle laying nearby.

Officers at the scene were keeping tight-lipped but confirmed that a white van in a ditch on Wolf Lane was not being linked to the grim discovery.

Dave Parrin, who runs Dave Parrin Motors in Panswell Lane, had also only heard a man’s body had been found in the dyke and didn’t know whether or not the person was local.