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Body found in search for missing Stroud man George Ford

By Ben_Falconer  |  Posted: December 20, 2012

  • A Police diver from the Avon and Somerset Underwater Search Unit, conducts a fingertip search for a body under the water in the canal at Wallbridge, Stroud on Thursday

  • George Ford

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POLICE searching for missing Stroud man George Ford have found a body. Officers including a specialist dive team have been scouring the Wallbridge area of Stroud and Rodborough in an attempt to locate the 20-year-old Nottingham University student.

He was last seen on Sunday at 3am at his Slad Road, Stroud home, and on Wednesday, divers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Western Counties police helicopter were drafted in to help trace him.

George's family has been informed of the development, a police spokesman confirmed. The identity of the body is unconfirmed.

"We have found a body in the search area this afternoon," said the force spokesman.

Both the Stroudwater canal and the River Frome were searched by the dive team, and it is believed the body was recovered from the canal. Possessions were found nearby at Wallbridge but it's not been confirmed if they belong to George.

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