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Remains in Bathwick Woods identified as Alan Sullivan

Bathwick Woods
Image caption A dog walker found the remains at Bathwick Woods, near Golf Course Road

Human remains discovered in woods in Bath last year have been formally identified.

Avon and Somerset Police said 71-year-old Alan John Sullivan had been missing from the Bath area for a long period and was identified in DNA tests.

His family have been informed of his death, a police spokesman said.

A dog walker found the remains at Bathwick Woods, close to Bath Golf Club, on 27 December.

The force spokesman said the circumstances of Mr Sullivan's death were not believed to be suspicious.

A coroner's report will be prepared in due course, he added.

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