Hereford & Worcester

River body confirmed as missing Worcester man

Worcester Rowing Club
Image caption Police have confirmed the body found in the River Severn on 6 July was Worcester man Stuart Pickup

A body recovered from the River Severn has been formally identified by police.

Stuart Pickup, 37, from Himbleton, Worcester, was reported missing on 2 July after he failed to turn up for work.

His body was found near the rowing club, Grandstand Road, four days later. An inquest was opened and adjourned on Tuesday afternoon.

Police have been treating the death as "unexplained" and investigations are continuing, a spokesman said.

Det Sgt Dave Hall said: "Mr Pickup's family have been informed of this development, and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

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