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Tributes paid to Neath soldier

Kent Police have confirmed a body found in the river off Rochester Pier is that of Neath soldier Josh Thomas. The 18-year-old was stationed at barracks nearby.

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Body identified as Neath soldier Josh Thomas

18-year-old soldier Josh Thomas was reported missing earlier this month Credit: Family photograph

A body found in the river off Rochester Pier has been formally identified as that of missing Neath soldier Josh Thomas.

The body was found in the River Medway yesterday afternoon.

Kent police say they are not treating the death as suspicious and a report has been prepared for the coroner.

The 18-year-old soldier from Brompton Barracks had been reported missing on Wednesday 10th April after a night out with friends.

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