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 missing Ben Thompson 'to resume on Monday'

South Wales Police say teams searching for missing Haverfordwest man Ben Thompson will resume their efforts next week.

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

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.

Ground searches have concluded, subject to any new information, and officers are continuing to focus their efforts on the River Ely.Specialist sonar equipment has been used yesterday and today on the stretch of river between Leckwith Hill bridge and the mouth of the River Ely near Cardiff Bay Yacht Club.

The search will resume on Monday morning.

Ben’s family have been updated and continue to be supported by family liaison officers.

– South Wales Police

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