Man 'may have frozen to death' in Newmarket woodland

Map of Newmarket search area Police are examining an area off Bury Road

A man whose body was found in woodland in a Suffolk town may have frozen to death, police said.

Police said the body of the foreign national was found by four men who went out searching for a friend they had not seen for four days.

Officers were called to the scene off Bury Road, in Newmarket.

The man has been identified but police are now trying to trace his family overseas before releasing his name. A post-mortem examination is to be held.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "Formal identification has taken place, however details of the man will not be released until his next of kin have been notified.

"A standard post-mortem examination is due to take place on Tuesday 29 January to ascertain the cause of death.

"At this stage, as is standard procedure, the death is being treated as unexplained."

The area was cordoned off while an initial investigation started.

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