Dead doctor found in Old Buckenham is formally identified by police

Nadeera De Silva was reported missing earlier this week. A body, believed to be his, was found off D

Nadeera De Silva was reported missing earlier this week. A body, believed to be his, was found off Doe Lane in Old Buckenham on Thursday morning. Archant/Google/Norfolk Constabulary - Credit: Archant

Police have confirmed the body of a man discovered in Old Buckenham was that of cancer doctor Nadeera De Silva.

The 34-year-old was reported missing from his home address in the nearby hamlet of Stacksford on Monday, March 7 and his body was discovered off Doe Lane by a member of the public on Thursday, March 10

Police say a post-mortem examination has proved inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out.

Officers are not treating the death as suspicious at this time and a file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.

Dr De Silva was a clinical researcher at the MRC Cancer Unit linked to the University of Cambridge and a honorary specialist at Cambridge University Hospitals.


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He lived off a private road in Stacksford.

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