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Friend says thank you to searchers

A friend of Alex Todd-Weller has thanked those who were joining the search for him. In a statement on Facebook, Matt Adams also asked for prayers and thoughts to go out to Alex's family.

All. Thank you for everyone's help. The search is now over. When we've had time to think and take onboard what has happened we will communicate properly. I'm at a loss to think of much more to say. Please may your thoughts and prayers go to Alex's family and friends.

– Matt Adams

Police say lake death not being treated as suspicious

Thames Valley Police have issued a statement confirming that the body of a man's been found in Furzton Lake, at Milton Keynes, on Thursday afternoon.

It's not yet been formally identified but it is believed to be Alex Todd-Weller who has been missing since Monday. His family has been told.

Police say they're not treating the death as suspicious at this time.

Thames Valley Police say they'd like to thank the press, public and the search teams for their help and ask that Alex’s family’s privacy is respected during this difficult time.


Police confirm body found in lake is missing Alex

Alex Todd-Weller - police confirm his body has been found in a lake Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police have confirmed that the body found in Furzton Lake in Milton Keynes is that of Alex Todd-Weller, last seen in a nightclub in the early hours of Monday.

They say investigations are continuing.

Heritage Open Days in the East of England

The Electric Palace at Harwich

Hundreds of unusual and interesting buildings are opening their doors to the public as part this year's Heritage Open Days.

Among them are this art deco cinema at Harwich in Essex, built in 1911.

The Electric Palace closed following the 1953 floods but reopened in the 1980s.


Wartime codebreaker honoured with enigmatic monument

The perfect way to remember a Second World War codebreaker is with a memorial that has its own hidden secret.

A monument to Bill Tutte has just been unveiled in Newmarket, the Suffolk town in which he grew up.

Like Alan Turing, Bill Tutte helped crack Nazi codes while working at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes.

ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson went to see the enigmatic monument

Codebreakers' reunion 75 years on - now their story will hit the big screen

80 Bletchley Park veterans have returned for a reunion 75 years after the War. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's 75 years since Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, became a secret base for code-breakers during the Second World War.

The milestone comes with the release of a film, in November, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing. The Bletchley team was credited with bringing an early end to the war by cracking the German's Enigma machine.

Turing was one of thousands working at Bletchley from 1939 - now 80 of those veterans have returned, some for the first time in many years.

ITV News Anglia's Luke Farrington reports

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