Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Body found in sea confirmed as missing man Ben Hilton

Ben Hilton
Image caption The last confirmed sighting of Ben Hilton was at Portsmouth Harbour

A body found in the sea off Hayling Island has been confirmed as that of missing Eastleigh man Ben Hilton.

Mr Hilton, 33, from Sophick Road, went missing after he attended a wedding in Winchester on 8 June.

His body was found in the water on Monday near Hayling Island. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

He was last seen on CCTV leaving Portsmouth Harbour station on 8 June. A friend had seen him board a train at Winchester earlier that evening.

A file is being prepared for the coroner.

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