Tom Edwards death not being investigated by IPCC

Tom Edwards
Image caption Tom Edwards was last seen on 28 June

The case of a missing man whose body was later found by the side of a railway line is not to be investigated by the police watchdog.

Tom Edwards, 32, from Calne, Wiltshire, was given a lift to a bus stop by two police officers after a night out at Rudis bar in Swindon last Friday.

The IPCC said the case would continue to be investigated by Wiltshire Police.

Police said they were still appealing for witnesses who may have any information to contact them.

A spokesman for the IPCC said if any complaints were received, or if the local police investigation found anything which needed to be looked at again, then "the IPCC would revisit it".

Mr Edwards was last seen boarding the 23:21 BST train to Bristol Temple Meads from Swindon on 28 June.

The body of a man was found on Wednesday close to the railway line between Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Although the body has not yet been formally identified, Mr Edwards' family have requested all posters relating to his disappearance be taken down.

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