Derby

Owen Brennan search: Police find body in river at Darley Park

  • 9 January 2013
  • From the section Derby
Darley Park
A member of the public saw the body in the river

A body believed to be that of a missing racehorse trainer has been recovered from a river in Derby.

Owen Brennan, from Derby, has not been seen since leaving his home to go for a walk on 17 December.

A call was made by a member of the public at 12:10 GMT after a body was seen in a part of the River Derwent, which runs through Darley Park.

Police said the 77-year-old, whose training career spanned 40 years, had suffered from memory loss.

The body has not been formally identified.

Racecourses had been alerted to Mr Brennan's disappearance including Uttoxeter, in Staffordshire, where he was well known.

Police have also searched areas of Worksop and Welbeck in Nottinghamshire where he had friends.

Owen Brennan
The body has not been formally identified as Mr Brennan

Appealing for information earlier this month, his daughter Cindy Beadling-Brennan said her father's disappearance was out of character.

Ms Beadling-Brennan said: "He is such a family man.

"It's so odd. To us he's just vanished off the face of the Earth."

She added that her father had been taking medication following a stroke, and was also diabetic.

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