Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Body of man discovered on Isle of Wight beach

The body of a man has been found washed up on a beach on the Isle of Wight.

The discovery was made earlier at Freshwater Bay and an investigation has been launched.

Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem examination would be held to find out how the man died.

The next-of-kin of Ian David Lanfear, aged 45, of Freshwater, who was reported missing on Sunday, has been informed.

Anyone who saw Mr Lanfear on Sunday has been asked to contact police.

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