Police divers call off search for man

Police have called off a search of water in King's Lynn for the body of a man they believe has been murdered. Divers were called in on Tuesday to search the bottom stretch of water of the Great Ouse Relief Channel on the outskirts of the town.

Police have called off a search of water in King's Lynn for the body of a man they believe has been murdered.

Divers were called in on Tuesday to search the bottom stretch of water of the Great Ouse Relief Channel on the outskirts of the town.

They were looking for father-of-two Danny Hathaway, 44, who was last seen on a travellers' site in Corby, Northamptonshire, six months ago.

Divers from Northants police carried out a search of the water where they believe his body may have been dumped.

A spokesman for the force said last night that the operation had only been scheduled for one day and that nothing of any interest had been found.

Mr Hathaway went missing on February 7, and police launched a murder inquiry as this was out of character.

Most Read

The search at King's Lynn was part of the ongoing police investigation.

A 56-year-old man arrested in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation has now been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Police have not revealed what had led them to the stretch of relief channel, which is close to the

Tail Sluice and its confluence with the tidal Ouse and Lynn Power Station.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter