UPDATE: Man found dead in river was 68-year-old local resident

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Police have confirmed the man found dead in a river yesterday (January 11) was a 68-year-old local man.

Emergency services attended the scene in Tozer Way at 11am and recovered the man from the water.

Police identified the man and informed his next of kin.

Neighbours have said they believed the man lived in a ground floor flat directly next to the river in Tozer Way and he worked as an orderly at the hospital.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A post mortem examination will be carried out on Thursday, January 15.

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