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Body found in hunt for missing Pershore man

Police looking for a Pershore man who has been missing since Christmas Eve have found a body.

The body was discovered in the River Avon near Twyning, on the Worcestershire and Gloucestershire border, at around 11.20am this morning (Sunday 28 January).

Formal identification is yet to take place but the body is believed to be that of 74-year-old John Machin.

His next of kin have been informed and have requested that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.   

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

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