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Body found in search for missing holidaymaker

Police have found the body of a man on an Isle of Wight beach in the investigation into a man from Wales who went missing on a coach holiday.

Michael Davies was on holiday with his wife when he vanished Credit: Hampshire Police / Family Photo

Michael, aged 71, from Blaina in Gwent was enjoying a break with his wife when he went missing in May.

Hampshire Constabulary say the body was found on marshland in Sandown at around 3pm on Wednesday.

Formal identification has not yet taken place and the death is not currently being treated as suspicious.

Officers looking for missing 71 year-old man Michael Davies have made contact with his family to keep them informed of the discovery.

More: Family appeal for grandad who went missing on coach holiday to Isle of Wight


Dragons sign Gloucester prop Shaun Knight

Newport Gwent Dragons have announced they've completed the signing of tight head prop Shaun Knight from Gloucester.

Knight made over 60 appearances for Gloucester. Credit: PA

25-year-old Knight will join the region this week as they continue pre-season preparations.

Knight was a member of England's 2009 and 2010 Junior World Club squads and had a spell with Counties Manukau in New Zealand.

“I am really happy to have signed a contract with Newport Gwent Dragons. I start pre-season training with the squad on Thursday and am excited to know where this new challenge in my career will take me. The opportunity for me to move from Gloucester Rugby was there and after meeting with Kingsley (Jones) and Lyn (Jones), I felt that it was the right time to do so. I know a couple of the front rowers they have at the Region and am looking forward to learning off the experienced props like Boris (Stankovich) and Brok (Harris).”

– Shaun Knight, Newport Gwent Dragons

Since making his Gloucester starting XV debut, off the bench in the 2009/10 season, Knight went on to make more than 60 appearances for the club.

“We look forward to working with Shaun - he has been a regular at Gloucester for a number of seasons but has fallen out of favour. It’s a fresh start for him and a chance to prove himself with us."

– Lyn Jones, Director of Rugby, Newport Gwent Dragons


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