Parents anguish after missing son found dead

Roger and Dawn Hopson
Roger and Dawn Hopson can now grieve for their son Photo: ITV Meridian

The parents of a man who went missing from a care home in Sussex want to know why his unidentified body has been lying in a French mortuary for the past two years.

Piers Hopson disappeared in January 2010. His remains were found in the sea eight months later, and taken to France. He has only just been positively identified.

Piers Hopson
Piers Hopson went missing in January 2010

Tonight Piers Hopson's parents while grieving for their son, are also asking: why did it take the French authorities so long to find out who he was? Charlotte Wilkins reports.