Body of missing man recovered from river

Police have confirmed that a body that was recovered from the river near Pershore has been identified as missing man Thomas Surber.

Thomas, who was 71, went missing from his home in Bricklehampton, near Pershore on 27 February 2020.

Detective Inspector Ed Slough said: “We are sad to report that Thomas was found on Sunday 17 May and has now been formally identified. His wife has been informed and specially trained officers are supporting her at this tragic time.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public who shared our appeals and helped in our search for Thomas.”

Thomas’ death is not being treated as suspicious.