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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Search for rugby fan enters second week

The search for missing 34-year-old Ben Thompson from Haverfordwest is now entering its second week.

Ben Thompson was in Cardiff city centre on Saturday for the Wales v Ireland Six Nations game. He attended the game at the Millennium Stadium and was seen by friends in Mill Lane at around 6.30pm.

CCTV footage was released by police showing Ben crossing Leckwith Road into Lawrenny Avenue at 7.17pm on Saturday and images capture him minutes later walking down a lane at the end of Lawrenny Avenue towards wasteland.

Search teams continued their efforts in this area over the weekend particularly the woodlands, the River Ely and the banks of the A4232.

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.

The search is continuing and Ben’s family, who are understandably desperately worried, are being updated on progress of the search by family liaison officers.

– Chief Inspector Eddie Ough

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