Suffolk

Body found by divers in Alan Thomas search in Beccles

Alan Thomas
Image caption A bag belonging to Alan Thomas was found in Beccles on Tuesday

Police divers searching for a 72-year-old man in Beccles have recovered a body.

A search for Alan Thomas started after a bag belonging to him was found on Beccles marshes on Tuesday afternoon.

Suffolk Police have been unable to locate Mr Thomas and officers said they were "extremely concerned for his safety".

Thames Valley Police divers joined the search on Thursday near Beccles Yacht Club and a body has now been found.

It was discovered at about 13:30 BST on Friday

Police said the death will be treated as unexplained pending a post-mortem examination, but added that "at this stage, there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances".

The coroner will be informed.

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