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Body found in River Trent confirmed as missing Josh Cotton

Josh Cotton Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Josh Cotton, who lived on a narrow boat, was last seen on 11 March

A body found in the River Trent has been confirmed as that of 22-year-old Josh Cotton who has been missing for a month.

Mr Cotton lived on narrow boat The Spirit at Sawley Marina and was last seen on 11 March.

Police discovered the body near Nottingham's Attenborough Nature Reserve at about 13:00 BST on Tuesday.

A post-mortem exam failed to determine the cause of death but it is not being treated as suspicious.

Further tests will be carried out later in the week.

The site where the body was found is located near Long Eaton, Derbyshire, and sits on the borders of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Police had carried out air and water searches in the area, which is on the River Trent close to Long Eaton

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