Body identified as missing fisherman

Robert Heaton went missing in November last year

Cumbria Police have confirmed that a body found in marsh land by the River Eden is that of missing fisherman Robert Heaton.

Mr Heaton failed to return home on the 16th November last year having been out fishing for the day.

Despite a widescale search involving a royal navy helicopter and police divers, no trace of him was found apart from hat and fishing rod found on the riverbank.

His body was found yesterday by a member of the public in Castletown, north of Carlisle.