Body found in River Severn may be missing man

The body of a man pulled from a river is believed to be that of a missing person.

West Mercia Police said they recovered a man's remains from the River Severn in Worcester today after it was spotted near the city's rowing club at about 9.45am.

Although formal identification has not yet been made, the body is believed to be that of Stuart Pickup from Himbleton in Worcestershire.

He failed to turn up for work on Tuesday and was reported missing. Mr Pickup's family have been informed.