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Body found in River Stour is identified as Lucas Dobson

Police carried out an intensive search for Lucas Credit: ITV

The body of a young boy, recovered from the River Stour, has been formally identified as six-year-old Lucas Dobson. The discovery follows an intensive search by Kent Police after Lucas fell into the water at Sandwich on Saturday.

This is a deeply tragic and upsetting incident for all concerned, and Lucas' family are understandably devastated. We were inundated with offers of assistance from members of the public, who turned out in large numbers to help search for Lucas. I know his family are very grateful and touched by the support provided, and I too would like to offer my own personal thanks. I would also like to recognise the efforts of our partners from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and others who assisted in the search for Lucas.

– Chief Inspector Mark Weller