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UPDATE - Body found as part of missing person search - Shrewsbury

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Officers searching for missing 33-year-old Ashley Atkins in the River Severn in Shrewsbury have found a body.

A man's body was recovered from the water this afternoon (Wednesday)
 
Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Mr Atkins' next of kin have been informed and they have asked that their privacy be respected.
 
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing. No further information is to be released at this time.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) as is normal procedure when a person dies who has been in recent contact with the police.

Issued: 5.40pm, Wednesday 17 April, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Updated: 9.45am, Thursday 18 April, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Published 17/04/19