Body pulled from water in Avenham Park, Preston

Avenham Park
Image caption The body was recovered from the river in Avenham Park

A man's body has been recovered from a public park in Lancashire, police have confirmed.

Officers were called to the riverbank in Avenham Park, near to Preston city centre, at around 15:30 BST.

Detectives said they have started an investigation after recovering a body from the River Ribble.

Officers are working to confirm the identity of the man and the circumstances surrounding the his death.

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