Shropshire

Shropshire River Severn body is Joshua Wreford

Joshua Wreford
Image caption Joshua Wreford "did so many fun, amazing things", his partner said

Police have confirmed that a body recovered from the River Severn in Shropshire is that of a 24-year-old man who had been missing for two days.

Joshua Wreford was last seen in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday after leaving The Source Vodka Bar. His body was found on Friday afternoon.

His fiancee, Catherine Moore-Hughes, said he was a fantastic father to their 11-month old son, Curtis Joshua.

She said he was "the life and soul of every party".

Mr Wreford worked as a dietician at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, police said.

His fiancee said: "In his 24 years he did so many things that would take some people a lifetime to achieve.

"Josh did so many fun, amazing things... it made everyone smile just to be around him.

"He was a real character and that's why I think we loved him the most; he was like no other."

'Wonderful person'

Ms Moore-Hughes described him as "an amazing partner and father".

She said: "He did so much for us and made sure we were always happy.

"I know his son will miss him but everyone will tell him what a wonderful person his father was.

"Josh was also a son and brother and I know his mother and sister meant the world to him."

She also thanked people for their support and added: "Josh would not want people to be upset; he would want us all to celebrate his life."

A post-mortem examination will be held and an inquest opened by the coroner in due course, police said.

Mr Wreford had last been seen in the Barker Street area at about 2330 BST on Wednesday.

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