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York Man Found Dead in River Foss Named

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2:34pm 21st November 2014
(Updated 4:18pm 21st November 2014)

The man whose body was pulled out of the River Foss in York at around midday on Tuesday has been named.

He was Leslie Bell, aged 63, from the Monkgate area of York.

A post mortem examination has been completed and the inquest is expected to open and adjourn next week.

Police enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding his death remains ongoing.

Although it is still not known how Leslie Bell ended up in the river, officers say there is no evidence to suggest the death was suspicious.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference NYP-18112014-0128.

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