River Kennet body thought to be Steven Stringer

A body found in the River Kennet in Berkshire is believed to be of a man who disappeared while fishing.

Steven Stringer, 62, from Basingstoke, Hampshire was out on the river in Theale, Berkshire on Friday 25 October but went missing.

Police retrieved a body from the river near Sulhamstead around midday and believe it to be Mr Stringer.

The coroner has not formally identified the body but the family of Mr Stringer has been informed.

Thames Valley Police said the death was "being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious at this time".

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