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Accidental death verdict for rugby fan Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson was described as a 'kind and loving' husband by his wife Jo. Credit: South Wales Police

A verdict of accidental death has been recorded for a Pembrokeshire man who went missing after going to a Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, and was found in the River Ely in Cardiff more than a month later.

Ben Thompson, who was 34 and from Haverfordwest, was last seen in Cardiff city centre on the evening of Saturday 2 February.

The inquest heard he then tried to walk back to his hotel, after a day of drinking, but fell into the river.

His body was found on Tuesday 12 March, after an enormous search involving friends and family.

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