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Body found in search for missing Birmingham man

Police searching for missing Birmingham man Inderjit Bhogal have today found a body.

Inderjit Bhogal, from Handsworth Wood, was last seen on Broad Street in Birmingham's city centre at around 10.45pm on Friday 20 November.

Specialist teams were deployed to search the city centre's canal network and following an underwater search, they recovered a body of a man.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and will be referred to the coroner in due course.

The family of 41-year-old Mr Bhogal have been informed and are being supported by officers.


Man convicted of using an ambulance to smuggle Class A drugs into the UK

A Dutchman has been found guilty of conspiring to smuggle drugs into the UK using a fake ambulance.

The £1.6 billion plot saw huge amounts of contraband brought across the Channel under the noses of British police.

Leonardus Bijlsma was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court this afternoon. Credit: National Crime Agency

Leonardus Bijlsma was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court this afternoon. Prosecutors said he was part of a "lucrative criminal conspiracy" concealed from border officials with the aid of bogus paramedic uniforms and fake patients on crutches.

Two other men from Holland; Olof Schoon, said to be the conspiracy's central player, and Richard Engelsbel had already admitted the conspiracy charge and will be sentenced alongside Bijlsma next week.

A fourth man, 28-year-old Dennis Vogelaar, of Vijfhuizen, Amsterdam, was acquitted by the jury of smuggling class A contraband.

One man has been convicted and two further men pleaded guilty Credit: National Crime Agency

The three men will be sentenced on December 7th.

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