UPDATE THURSDAY 9.20AM: Man recovered from river in Spalding is named

A specialist police diving team recover a man's body from the River Welland in Spalding.  Photo: SG291117-120TW.
A specialist police diving team recover a man's body from the River Welland in Spalding. Photo: SG291117-120TW.
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A man whose body was found in Spalding’s River Welland has been named today by South Lincolnshire Coroner’s Office.

The body of John Edward Little (68) and from the Spalding area was discovered in the river last Wednesday when police were alerted by a member of the public.

An investigation into Mr Little’s death is due to be opened later today but further information on how the man died is still awaited from a post-mortem examination carried out on Tuesday.

MONDAY 1PM: A post-mortem examination on the body of a man recovered from the River Welland in Spalding is due to take place on Tuesday.

South Lincolnshire Coroner’s Office confirmed that formal identification of the man, whose body was found last Wednesday, will also occur before an inquest is opened on Thursday.