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Body found on Dorset beach is that of missing man Paul Whatley

Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have confirmed the body of a man found on Monmouth Beach in Lyme Regis on Thursday is that of 53-year-old Paul Whatley.

He'd gone missing from his home in Exeter on Monday.

Officers say his death is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file for the coroner has been prepared.

Paul’s next of kin have been informed.

Police confirm body recovered from Exeter Quay is Dex Johnston

Police have confirmed that a body recovered from the quayside in Exeter is that of missing Dex Johnston.

The 24-year-old was last seen at the Exe Bridge at one o'clock last Sunday morning. Officers are treating his death as unexplained while they await the results of the post-mortem examination. Their enquiries are continuing.

Dex Johnston's body was pulled from Exeter Quay on 1 June. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police


Body recovered from Exeter Quay

Devon and Cornwall police teams have found a body in the search for Dex Johnston.

While officers say they are not in a position to confirm the identity of the body yet, the 24-year-old's family have been informed.

Detectives found the body in Exeter Quay at around 1.40pm today.

Dex Johnston was last seen on Saturday 28 May. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Body of 21 year old found in River Exe

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The body of a 21-year-old man has been pulled from the River Exe.

Police in Exeter were called just after midnight after concerns for the welfare of a man.

Officers and crew from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service carried out a search of the water, and police divers found the body of the young man.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, and his family have been informed.

Dex Johnston: Police 'very concerned' for missing man from Exeter

Have you seen Dex Johnston? Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police say they're very concerned about a missing man from Exeter.

24 year old Dex Johnston was last seen at Exe Bridge near to Alphington Road just after 1am on Saturday 28 May.

We are very concerned for the welfare of Dex Johnston and are appealing to anyone who saw Dex on Saturday night going into Sunday morning.

– Sgt Guy Biggar


  • white
  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • medium build
  • short dark hair and a full beard
  • wearing a white tee-shirt with large black motif, khaki shorts and dark vans footwear

Any sightings please call Police on 101 and quote log 984 28/05/17.

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