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Body of young man found in River Mersey

Robbie Crofts
Image caption Robbie Crofts has not been seen since 28 August

Police searching for a man whose girlfriend was found drowned are investigating whether a body discovered in the River Mersey is his.

The body of a young man was found in the water at Birkenhead at 10:00 BST.

Robbie Crofts, 21, has not been seen since 28 August. The body of his girlfriend Hayley Holmes, 17, was found on New Brighton beach on 29 August.

Police said the man was yet to be identified but Mr Crofts' family had been informed.

A spokeswoman added that the body was thought to be that of a man in his late teens or early 20s.

A post-mortem investigation is due to be carried out on Monday.

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