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Body found on Two Tree Island Leigh thought to be missing man
POLICE say the body of a man found on Two Tree Island could be someone who jumped from the Dartford Crossing.
Officers first received a call on Saturday, July 14 at 9pm following concerns for the welfare of a man in his 30s from the South Woodham Ferrers area.
About 30 minutes later, officers were contacted by staff at the Dartford Crossing reporting an abandoned car on the bridge.
CCTV had captured a man jumping off the bridge.
Police are investigating whether the body found in Leigh yesterday afternoon is the same man.
Detectives are not in a position to confirm his identity for a number of days but they have notified the family.
The beauty spot was cordoned off at noon yesterday after the body was found in the water.
Thames Coastguard were called in and helped police remove the body.