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Police appeal after body of man found by the side of the road in Sheppey Way, Iwade


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Police are appealing for information after the body of a man was found in Iwade.

Officers were called shortly before 8am to Sheppey Way after a dog walker found the man dead at the roadside.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

Police cordoned off Sheppey Way at Iwade this morning
Police cordoned off Sheppey Way at Iwade this morning

Police were earlier asking motorists who had driven along the Sheppey Way within the last 24 hours to check their vehicles for signs of a collision.

Detective Inspector Chris Dovey said: "We are working on a number of lines of inquiry to establish the cause of death.

"One possibility is that the deceased was involved in a road traffic collision."

However, officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit have since examined the scene and said it is not believed a vehicle was involved.

The road was closed from the Kingsferry Roundabout to the junction of Old Ferry Road until 12.30pm.

Officers are compiling a report for the coroner.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference 14-170.

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