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Police name man whose body was found in river in Bulwell

Police have named a man whose body was found in the River Leen in Bulwell.

Officers were spotted in a car park close to Main Street at 1.20pm on Saturday, September 25, after a body was found in the water.

He has now been named as 45-year-old Lee Wightman, from Bulwell, and Nottinghamshire Police is asking for people who may have seen him in the area on the evening of Friday, September 24, to come forward.

Detective Inspector Rachael North, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Officers are working hard to establish the full circumstances around his death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.

“We have been conducting local CCTV enquiries and have been speaking to people in the area. We would now appeal to anyone who was in the rear beer garden of the Royal Oak Public House or the vicinity of the River Leen in Bulwell between 7.45pm to 8.15pm on Friday (24 September) to get in touch.

“Our thoughts are with Mr Wightman’s family at this very difficult time.”

Anyone with information should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 419 of 25 September 2021.