Body identified as policeman

Police have identified a body found in the Derbyshire peaks as missing policeman, Tim Frohwein.

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Body of police officer found by family friends

Police have identified the body found in Derbyshire’s Goyt Valley as that of missing officer, Tim Frohwein, and also confirmed the body was found by family friends.

The family of the inspector had organised and co-ordinated searches in areas of the Derbyshire peaks not yet covered by police or Mountain Rescue in their structured approach.

Police have recognised the efforts of the volunteers, after the body was found on the Grouse Moor by two friends of the family, who immediately notified nearby police officers.

The Derbyshire Constabulary have offered their condolences to the family.


BREAKING: Police searching for missing policeman find a man's body

Police searching for a fellow policeman missing in Derbyshire say they have found the body of a man.

Mountain Rescue Teams have been searching the Goyt Valley near Buxton after 48-year-old Tim Frohwein went missing from his home last Sunday (17 November).

The body was discovered by officers at around 1pm today but it is yet to be formally identified.

They also said they not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.


Police want to trace walkers as they search for missing officer

Police searching for their missing colleague want to trace some people thought to be in the same area as missing Tim Frohwein.

We are also trying to trace some people who were in the Goyt Valley at the same time as Tim.

We’d specifically like to talk to a man and woman, who were dressed in light running gear, who were seen on Berry Clough heading towards Derbyshire Bridge.

We also know that other people, including the driver of a 4x4 Mitsubishi Delica and three off-road cyclists, were also in that area at around 2pm.

– Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins

Image released of missing Derbyshire police officer

Tim Frohwein Credit: Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire Police have released this image of Tim Frohwein walking down Macclesfield Old Road in Buxton at about 1.30pm on Sunday November 17 just after he left home.

Walking pole Credit: Derbyshire Police

This is a similar walking pole to the green 'Walking Essentials' one he is thought to be carrying.

It's thought he might have gone for a walk in the nearby Peak District National Park, despite being unstable on his feet from recent knee surgery.

Missing policeman's family appeal to wider public

The family of missing Chief Inspector, Tim Frohwein, has issued a statement. Mr Frohwein has been missing from his home in Buxton since Sunday.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned as to his whereabouts.

We’d like to thank the police search team, and the Mountain Rescue volunteers for their ongoing efforts towards finding Dad. We would also like to thank those friends and family praying for his safe return.

While these thorough searches are going on locally we would also like to appeal to the wider public to assist with any possible sightings or information that may help bring Dad home.

In his job he used to be the one doing the searching, now it’s all been turned upside down.

– Family statement

Concern continues to grow for missing police officer

Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of the missing police officer, Tim Frohwein, who went missing on Sunday 17 November.

Chief Inspector Tim Frohwein from Buxton Credit: Derbyshire Police

It is believed he left his home in Buxton around 1.20pm before he was last seen walking along the Old Roman Road around 1.30pm.

Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins said:

“We know at that time there were several off-road bikers and about 20 ramblers in the area and we are sure they will have seen Tim as he walked into the countryside.

“We have no idea which route he took so it is vital that we talk to people who saw him."

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