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Walker finds empty coffin from SAUDI ARABIA washed up in British field after river burst its banks

Walker finds empty coffin from SAUDI ARABIA washed up in Northamptonshire field after river burst its banks

  • Russell Moore and sister Tracey Harper found the coffin on a Northampton walk
  • Meadow flooded and many items including coffin were left when water subsided
  • Plaque on coffin, which was inscribed in Arabic, indicates it is from Saudi Arabia 

A dad was left spooked when he went for a Boxing Day stroll and found an empty COFFIN which had been washed up by the floods.

The wooden casket which was inscribed with Arabic writing was found on a field in the aftermath of the River Nene bursting its banks over Christmas.

Russell Moore, 49, and his sister Tracey Harper, 56, stumbled across the lidless coffin while walking near Abington Meadows in Northampton.

Russell Moore

Russell Moore (right) and his sister Tracey Harper (left) were out for a Boxing Day walk when they came across an empty coffin in Northampton which had been left over by flood waters

The coffin was inscribed in Arabic writing and had a plaque indicating it was from Saudi Arabia

The coffin was inscribed in Arabic writing and had a plaque indicating it was from Saudi Arabia

The divorced father-of-two said: ‘I went out for a walk on the 25th and the whole field was flooded.

‘I went for a walk there with my sister the next day. There was a lot of stuff washed up, like a go-kart and a fridge freezer.

‘But then all of a sudden there was also this coffin – that was what stuck out the most.

‘It was a strange thing to see and I must admit we did have a look around in case the body was nearby but we couldn’t find anything else.

‘It was perfectly intact but it’s a complete mystery how it got there. We thought maybe a cemetery had flooded but there isn’t one nearby.’

The coffin bears a plaque that says it originates from the Ministry of Health for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The coffin (pictured) was left behind by severe flooding which hit Northampton on Christmas Day and other items found left behind in the meadow included a go-kart and a fridge-freezer

The coffin (pictured) was left behind by severe flooding which hit Northampton on Christmas Day and other items found left behind in the meadow included a go-kart and a fridge-freezer

Northampton suffered some of the worst flooding after days of torrential downpours before Christmas.

Russell, who is an electrical estimator, also found a fridge and a child’s Go Kart which had been washed up by the floods.

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