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Family confirm body in river is missing Ben

Police searching for missing York man, Ben Clarkson, have found a body in the river near where he disappeared.

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Officers extremely concerned for missing Ben

Police in York are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 22-year-old man from the city.

Ben Clarkson was last seen at 3.30am on March 2, outside Fibbers Nightclub, Stonebow.

Police have searched Ben’s route home and examined CCTV in York.

A team from the regional underwater search unit are carrying out searches of the River Foss, between the Iron Bridge, Huntington Road and the Foss Basin.

Ben, if you are safe and well, I urge you to contact the police immediately. Your family and friends are very worried about your welfare and are desperate to know that you are safe and well.

“In the meantime, I ask anyone who saw Ben after the time he was last seen or has any information about his current whereabouts, to contact the police as a matter of urgency.

– NSPECTOR JO BROOKSBANK, OF YORK SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM

Officers are extremely concerned for Ben’s welfare.

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101

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