Missing man's body in France

Police have confirmed that a body found in the sea off the coast of France has been identified as Piers Hopson, 2 years after he went missing from East Sussex.

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"Body recovered in France is my son"

Piers Hopson Credit: Family Photo

The parents of a man who went missing from his care home in St Leonards, 2 years ago have said that a body found in the sea off the coast of France is their son.

Piers Hopson had Asperger's Syndrome and went missing in 2010.

His parents were told that a body was recovered from the sea in September of that year, but a DNA test has only just confirmed that it is their son.

It's understood that the body was found eight miles south of Newhaven by a French fishing boat and taken to France.

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