South Wales Police says the body found in the River Ely on Tuesday is that of missing Haverfordwest man Ben Thompson. The 34-year-old went missing in February after going to a Six Nations game in the capital.
South Wales Police have confirmed that the body found in the River Ely on Tuesday is that of 34-year-old Ben Thompson from Haverforwest.
The identity of the body was confirmed today, and police say there are no suspicious circumstances.
Ben Thompson was reported missing on February 2nd, after he'd been to the Wales v Ireland Six Nations game at the Millennium Stadium.
A search operation involving up to 50 officers, including detectives and specialist search teams, spent many hours searching the Leckwith area of Cardiff where he was last seen.
Chief Inspector Eddie Ough, from South Wales Police, said: “At times like this the people of Cardiff really come together and South Wales Police would like to thank local residents, businesses and the media for their co-operation during our investigation.
“We wanted to find Ben alive and well but sadly that was not to be. We hope now at least that his friends and family have an element of closure and can be allowed to grieve in peace.”
South Wales Police says a body has been found in the River Ely, near Penarth Road in Cardiff.
Formal identification has not yet taken place.
The family of 34-year-old Ben Thompson from Haverfordwest, who has been missing for more than a month after watching Wales play in the Six Nations, has been informed and are being kept updated by family liaison officers.
Search for missing Ben Thompson 'to resume on Monday'
South Wales Police say teams searching for missing Haverfordwest man Ben Thompson will resume their efforts next week.
The 34-year-old went missing in Cardiff on February 2nd, the day of the Six Nations game between Wales and Ireland.
There have been no further confirmed sightings of Ben since he was seen on CCTV and there has been no activity on his mobile phone.
Ground searches have concluded, subject to any new information, and officers are continuing to focus their efforts on the River Ely.Specialist sonar equipment has been used yesterday and today on the stretch of river between Leckwith Hill bridge and the mouth of the River Ely near Cardiff Bay Yacht Club.
The search will resume on Monday morning.
Ben’s family have been updated and continue to be supported by family liaison officers.