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Army tribute to dead soldier

The Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment has issued a statement following confirmation that missing soldier Josh Thomas has been found dead.

The 18-year-old's body was discovered in the River Medway on Monday. He had been reported missing after a night out in Rochester on April 9.

The regiment said it was devastated at the loss of a bright, young soldier.

"The thoughts of everyone at Chatham Station go out to his family and friends," the statement continued.


Headteacher pays tribute to Carlisle soldier

The head teacher of Trinity School in Carlisle, Alan Mottershead, said Josh Thomas had made a good, warm impression at the school.

Mr Mottershead said:

"He was a good lad and got on well with everybody."

Josh moved to Cumbria from South Wales in September 2010 when he was 15 and stayed for one year to take his GCSEs.

Mr Mottershead said Josh had always said that he wanted to join the Army.

Kent river body confirmed as Carlisle soldier

A body found in a river in Kent has been named as that of Carlisle soldier Josh Thomas.

Police divers found the remains of the 18-year-old in the Medway yesterday afternoon (29th April), following a two week search.

Mr Thomas, who was based at an Army Barracks in Kent, was last seen after a night out in Rochester to celebrate finishing his exams.

Police try to identify body find

Police searching for a missing Carlisle solider are trying to identify a body found in a Rochester river yesterday (29th April).

18-year-old Josh Thomas, who is based at an Army Barracks in Kent, was last seen after a night out in Rochester to celebrate finishing his exams.

Police divers were called in after a member of the public spotted a body in the water.

Selkirk river body: Man identified

Lothian and Borders Police have confirmed the identity of a man whose body was found in the River Etterick in the Scottish Borders.

He was 68 year old Jim Corrigan from Falkland in Fife.

Mr Corrigan had been fishing at The Cauld near Ettrickhaugh Road when he passed away.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.


Body of a man found in Selkirk

Lothian and Borders police are appealing for witnesses after a man's body was found in water near to the Scottish Borders town of Selkirk. He has not yet been identified.

In a statement a police spokesperson said:

"Lothian and Borders Police responded to The Cauld, near Ettrickhaugh Road in Selkirk at around 11.40am on Tuesday 2nd October after a body was found within the water.

"Efforts are now underway to recover the body and determine the circumstances surrounding this death."

– Lothian and Borders police spokesman
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