Child sex accused found dead in River Orwell

Orwell Bridge, Suffolk
Image caption Ian Durrands' body was found in the Orwell after a relative contacted the police

A man who was on trial for child sex offences has been found dead in the River Orwell.

The body of Ian Durrands, 53, of Cage Lane, Felixstowe, was found by the Orwell Bridge south of Ipswich.

He was facing 10 charges including sexual assaults on a child under 13 and making and distributing indecent images of children, all of which he denied.

Suffolk Police said the body was discovered in the water at about 13:15 GMT on Monday.

Mr Durrands' death is not being treated as suspicious. The coroner has been informed and an inquest will be opened at a later date.

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