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Body found by river Eden

A body has been found in an area of marsh land by the river Eden, just north of Carlisle.

The police have not yet formally identified the body, but it is thought to be that of missing fisherman Robert Heaton.

Mr Heaton went missing last November, and despite a widescale search, no trace was found of him apart from a fishing rod and a hat on the riverbank.

His family are being comforted by police officers.