Body found in River Nene identified as 55-year-old man from Northampton

Police cordoned off an area near the River Nene in Northampton after a body was found
Police cordoned off an area near the River Nene in Northampton after a body was found

A body found in the River Nene in Northampton last month has been formally identified as that of Mark Reginald Pettifer, aged 55.

Mr Pettifer, from Northampton, was reported missing in the summer, having not been seen since July 14. His family have been informed of his death.

His body was found in the river off Nunn Mills Road on November 16.

The cause of Mr Pettifer’s death is not known, however, it is not believed to be suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner. An inquest is due to be opened next week.