Nottingham

Michael Bugg search: Body found in River Trent

Michael Bugg Image copyright Nottinghamshire Police
Image caption Michael Bugg is about 5ft 7ins tall and was wearing a blue shirt, black jacket, dark grey trousers and brown shoes

A body has been found in the River Trent during the search for a man who went missing after celebrating his friend's 40th birthday.

Michael Bugg, 39, was last seen leaving the Southbank bar, near the river in Nottingham, early on Sunday morning.

The body has not been identified but Mr Bugg's family have been informed.

On Tuesday, officers had said the father-of-one could have "potentially" fallen in the water.

A statement on a Facebook group set up to find Mr Bugg said: "I have been asked by the family to thank you all from the bottom of their hearts for all your support during the search for Michael.

"The family are surrounded by their loved ones at this time and ask for time to deal with their grief."

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Image caption Police said Michael Bugg could have walked along the embankment and "maybe had an accident and fallen in"

Friends had been out searching for the 39-year-old, describing his disappearance as "out of character".

Hayley Mallia told the BBC: "He's got a little girl, Scarlett, who's two-and-a-half, and we know that she keeps asking for her daddy, so we are just trying to do as much as we can."

Nottinghamshire Police have been undergoing extensive searches adjacent to the River Trent and specialist boat teams were deployed to assist with the search.

Image caption Michael Bugg's friends have been out searching for him

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