UPDATE: Human remains found in Thetford Forest

Officers believe they know the identity of the person and have spoken to next of kin

Police are investigating the discovery of human remains in an isolated location in Thetford Forest near Mundford.

The remains were found by a member of the public who reported the incident to police on Friday night at approximately 7.45pm.

Officers believe the remains could be those of a missing person from Eastbourne, in Sussex, who was first reported missing in February 2006.

The man's identity has not been confirmed by police but it is thought it could be Ron Hopper, who had been living in lodgings in Eastbourne in 2006. He was last seen in February 2006 when he left without any belongings to cycle into Eastbourne's town centre. He was 26 at the time and had no known link to Norfolk.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Firm said: 'We are working with our colleagues in Sussex in order to establish the identity of the remains. The next of kin of the missing person have been informed and we are not treating the death as suspicious at this stage.'

Police have been conducting a detailed search of the area where the remains were discovered.

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