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Body of man recovered from Thames near ExCeL centre

File photo of the Royal Victoria Dock (Alamy)
File photo of the Royal Victoria Dock (Alamy)

A man’s body was recovered from the River Thames near the ExCeL centre on Wednesday morning.

Police were called after members of the public spotted a man’s body in the Royal Victoria Dock at 7.45am.

Officers, paramedics and firefighters recovered the body of a man, aged in his 30s, from the water.

A Met spokesperson said: “At this early stage the death is being treated as unexpected. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”

A crime scene remains in the area.

Footage from the scene shows police tape close to the entrance of the Royal Victoria Dock footbridge.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.52am today (24 May) to reports of a person in the water at the Royal Victoria Dock, E16.

“We sent an incident response officer, our hazardous area response team and a tactical response unit to the scene.

“Sadly, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”