Berkshire

Death of man found on Reading footpath 'suspicious'

The death of a man whose body was found on a footpath in Reading is being treated as suspicious, police have said.

The man's body was found by a member of the public at about 0930 GMT on a footpath at View Island, Caversham.

Thames Valley police said they had not been able to identify the man but believe he is aged between his mid 20s and early 40s.

A post-mortem examination is likely to be carried out on Thursday.

Det Ch Insp Stan Gilmour, from the Thames Valley Police major crime team, who is leading the inquiry, said: "We are in the very early stages of our investigation, which is being treated as a suspicious death at this time.

"We are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry. We will also be carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the surrounding areas this evening and we will have officers speaking to people out walking their dogs in the area."

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Thames Valley Police.

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