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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Family 'need your help' to find Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson was last seen wearing this shirt, white with thin blue stripes. Credit: South Wales Police

The family of Ben Thompson, missing in Cardiff since Saturday evening, have appealed for help to find him.

His wife, mother and twin brother were all at a press conference this afternoon.

His brother-in-law Mark Coles pleaded: "as the situation becomes more dire, we need your help."

He said Ben had "some knowledge of Cardiff" and they thought he was trying to get back to his hotel near Cardiff Airport on Saturday evening.

Ben had been "excited about the [Six Nations] rugby" and had had a "wonderful day" out.

Ben is an operator at South Hook LNG in Milford Haven, and lived with his wife in Haverfordwest.

She said they were "doing this [appeal] for Ben."

His brother-in-law described him as an "athletic, hardworking, dedicated, wonderful guy".

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