South East Wales

Body found in Newport river named as missing man, 31

John Le-Sauteur of Maesglas, Newport
Image caption John Le-Sauteur was last seen entering the River Usk on Sunday

The body of a man found in the River Usk at Newport, south Wales has been identified as father-of-four John Le-Sauteur.

The 31-year-old, from the Maesglas area of the city was last seen at Newport "Town" Bridge on Clarence Place in the early hours of Sunday, 12 September.

Gwent Police said his body was discovered at 1245 BST on Friday.

Officers said the death is not being treat as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

The discovery of Mr Le-Sauteur's body follows a week long search after he was seen entering the water at around 0100 BST at the Town Bridge on Sunday.

His family had issued an appeal for him to contact them, saying: "We all love John and we miss him."

Gwent Police have also confirmed that Mr Le-Sauteur went into the River Usk of his own accord.

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