York & North Yorkshire

Police confirm river body is missing Ben Clarkson

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Image caption Ben Clarkson was last seen in the early hours of 2 March in York

A body found in the River Foss in York is that of missing man Ben Clarkson, North Yorkshire Police have confirmed.

Mr Clarkson, 22, was last seen outside Fibbers Nightclub, on Stonebow in York, at 03:40 GMT on 2 March.

His body was discovered on Friday at Foss Bank, near to the entrance to Sainsbury's.

Friends of Mr Clarkson, who was originally from Leeds, had been handing out leaflets and appealing on social media in an attempt to find him.

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