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Man's body found in Silverstone Brook after being spotted by horrified members of the public as cops launch probe | The Sun

A MAN'S body has been found in a Northamptonshire river after being spotted by horrified members of the public.

Police confirmed that they had recovered the man from Silverstone Brook in Towcester yesterday evening.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 4pm.

An investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances around his death.

Efforts to identify the man are ongoing.

An image from the scene showed a police car and a white van by the bank of the Brook shortly after the man was found.


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A blue tent had been erected on the grass as the body was examined.

The nearby town of Towcester is a quiet market town, known mainly for its racecourse.

It has been the site of a number of national horse racing events, as well as greyhound racing competitions.

The town also sits just five miles from the Silverstone motorsport circuit, home of F1's British GP.

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A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Police said: "Man's body found in river after being spotted by members of the public."

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