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 teams focus on River Ely

Search teams have been out looking for Ben Thompson in the Cardiff area Credit: ITV News

South Wales Police says that search teams looking for missing rugby fan, Ben Thompson, are focusing their efforts on the River Ely. Ground searches are said to have stopped, "subject to any new information".

The 34-year-old from Haverfordwest went missing in Cardiff on February 2, the day of the Six Nations game between Wales and Ireland.

7.17pm on Saturday and images capture him minutes later walking down a lane at the end of Lawrenny Avenue towards wasteland.

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.

Specialist sonar equipment will be used tomorrow on the stretch of river between Leckwith Hill bridge and the mouth of the River Ely near Cardiff Bay Yacht Club.

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