Body washed up by the Thames in Barking is identified

POLICE have named the man whose body was found washed up by the Thames in Barking last week.

Officers identified the body as that of forty-nine-year-old Ian Sutton of Fernway, Ilford.

It was discovered near the site of waste management company MSK in River Road and it was retrieved on Wednesday shortly before 11am.

Police said the death did not appear to be suspicious at this stage.

A police spokeswoman said: “The police marine support unit assisted in the removal of the body.

“Police are now making enquiries.”