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Bristol boxing promoter Michael Graydon's body flown home

Michael Graydon Image copyright The Graydon family
Image caption Father-of-one Michael Graydon disappeared in Monaco on 21 February and was missing for two weeks

The body of a Bristol boxing promoter who was found dead after vanishing in Monaco is being flown home later.

Michael Graydon, 29, was on the French Riviera to watch a boxing match but did not attend the bout or arrive at the airport for his return flight.

He was missing for two weeks before his body was found in a deep rock crevice.

Jane Graydon, his mother, said: "We didn't think it was going to end well, but we found him and we're bringing him home - that's what we want."

Image caption The body was found in a deep crevice near a church in Monaco

Mr Graydon, who has an 18-month-old son, was last seen alive outside a nightclub. CCTV identified him near a church a short while later, but cameras eventually lost view of him.

Police in Monaco used a military bloodhound to trace his scent but the trail ended near the church.

Officials said his death appeared to be an accident.

His fiancée, Kira Billiau, told the BBC: "It's just a tragic accident. All of Michael's fighters and friends have got a show on 2 May and that's going to be dedicated to Michael - he'd be so proud of everyone."

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