Leeds & West Yorkshire

Body found in Leeds racing commentator search

Underwater search teams in Leeds
Image caption Police have been searching for Mr Fraser for more than a week

Police searching for a missing horse racing commentator have found a body in a Leeds river.

George Douglas Fraser, who is more commonly known as Doug, was reported missing on 5 June.

Police said Mr Fraser, 54, who lives in Leeds city centre, had failed to arrive for work at Hexham Races in Northumberland.

A body was found in the River Aire, close to the Millennium footbridge, at 1600 BST on Sunday.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place on Wednesday.

Mr Fraser is known in the racing world for his commentaries for betting shops, radio and TV, and from courses across the UK.

Last week West Yorkshire Police said they were becoming increasingly concerned for Mr Fraser's welfare, as he had not been missing before.

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