Shropshire

Body found in River Severn search for missing man

Scene at Frankwell Quay from Radio Shropshire reporter
Image caption Police investigations are continuing around the Frankwell Quay area of Shrewsbury

A body has been found during a police search of the River Severn after a car was discovered in the water.

The car is thought to have gone into the water at Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, at about 02:00 BST on Tuesday, police said.

West Mercia Police said it believed the car was linked to the disappearance of 33-year-old Ashley Atkins who was reported missing on Tuesday.

The body has not been identified, but Mr Atkins' family has been informed.

Two men from Birmingham have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

The men, aged 39 and 27, are being held on suspicion of conspiring to commit burglary.

Image caption West Mercia Police said there was likely to be a "large" police presence in the area

Mr Atkins, who police said is "from the West Midlands area", was reported missing on Tuesday.

The force has urged anyone with information to come forward and said investigations were ongoing.

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