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Rugby fan's body identified

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.

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'Extensive' police search for Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson was wearing this blue and white striped shirt when he was last seen. Credit: South Wales Police

South Wales Police said around 50 officers are deployed in the "extensive" search for Ben Thompson, including a helicopter and search dogs.

Chief Inspector Eddie Ough said he believed Ben had left the city centre to try to walk back to where he was staying that night.

He asked people in the west of Cardiff to look in their outbuildings, as "Ben may have tripped, fallen, hurt himself, be unconscious."

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