Update: Body found in water at Beccles confirmed as missing 72-year-old Alan Thomas

THE body of a man found in the water at Beccles on Friday has been confirmed as that of 72-year-old missing man Alan Thomas.

Divers from Thames Valley Police, who were assisting Suffolk officers in the search for Mr Thomas, found the body around 1.30pm on Friday afternoon.

It was later formally identified as Mr Thomas, who lived in the town.

Mr Thomas was reported missing after his bag was found on Beccles Marshes last Tuesday,

As is standard procedure, the death is being treated as unexplained pending the results of a post mortem examination, due to be held tomorrow.

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At this stage there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

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