River Thame body was missing Birmingham man Michael Griffiths

River Thame Police found Michael Griffiths' body in the River Thame near to junction 8a of the M40

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A body found in a river in Oxford on Christmas Eve has been confirmed as that of missing man Michael Griffiths.

The body of the 31-year-old, who went missing in Stechford, Birmingham earlier in December, was found in the River Thame near the M40's junction 8a.

Police said a post-mortem examination carried out on Thursday had proved "inconclusive".

Further tests are due to be carried out. It is not believed his death was related to the storms.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said Mr Griffiths' family was "being kept informed of the latest developments".

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