Man’s body found on road that was submerged for two weeks by floods

Police officers recover body in Doncaster area that was severely inundated when River Don burst its banks earlier this month

Emma Snaith
Tuesday 26 November 2019 18:12
Comments
Many roads in Barnby Dun, in the Doncaster area, were completely submerged after the River Don burst its banks
Many roads in Barnby Dun, in the Doncaster area, were completely submerged after the River Don burst its banks

A man's body has been found on a road that was left underwater for two weeks after severe flooding in South Yorkshire.

Police officers recovered the body on Fordstead Lane in the Doncaster area on Saturday, but they were unable to say how long the body had been there.

The road has been under flood water for two weeks after the River Don burst its banks earlier this month, inundating much of the surrounding area.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: "Inquiries are under way 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."

South Yorkshire was hit by unprecedented flooding earlier this month, with hundreds of homes damaged.

A Met Office station in Sheffield recorded its wettest autumn on record more than 15 days before the end of the meteorological season.

Additional reporting by PA

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in