Body discovered at quarry in Tottenhill identified

17:29 10 April 2014

Barry Birch.

Barry Birch.

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The body of man found at a quarry near King’s Lynn on Thursday has been identified as missing person Barry Birch.

Birch, 44 of Downham Market, was last seen on 28 December 2013. His next of kin have been informed.

Officers were called to a quarry site off the A10 between Tottenhill and Watlington at about 3.05pm after a member of the public reported seeing the body of a man in the water.

A post mortem carried out established initial cause of death to be drowning, although further toxicology tests are being carried out.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the police cordon at the scene has been lifted.

A file is being prepared for HM Coroner and an inquest will open in due course.

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