Man's body found in Doncaster road left underwater by floods

Police have launched an investigation after a man’s body was found in a Doncaster road left underwater by the town’s recent floods.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 1:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 1:35 pm

Officers were called to Fordstead Lane between Barnby Dun and Arksey on Saturday afternoon following reports that a body had been discovered.

The road, near to the former Thorpe Marsh power station, has been underwater for more than two weeks after the River Don burst it banks and caused widespread flooding across the area.

They are unconfirmed reports that the man’s body may have been in the floodwaters for several weeks.

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Fordstead Lane has been closed for several weeks during the floods.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Enquiries are underway in Doncaster after the discovery of a man’s body.

“Police were called at around 2.15pm on Saturday November 23, following reports a body had been found on Fordstead Lane, Barnby Dun, Doncaster.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”