Boy found dead on Dorset beach was James Thorner

A 16-year-old who was found dead on a beach in Dorset has been identified by police as James Thorner, from Bridport.

Police received a report that a body had been found on Burton Bradstock beach, near Bridport, on Monday.

Officers attended and the teenager was declared dead at the scene. His death is not thought to be suspicious and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

An inquest was opened on Tuesday at the coroner's court in Dorchester.

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