Body found in river is missing Ben Manning

missing teenager Ben Manning
missing teenager Ben Manning

POLICE have confirmed that a body recovered from the River Calder in Wakefield is that of missing teenager Benjamin Manning.

Divers searching for the 17-year-old Brigshaw High School pupil, of Swillington, found a man’s body in the river at lunchtime on Wednesday.

A post-mortem examination carried out yesterday revealed the body was Ben’s, with officers saying there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

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