POLICE have confirmed that a body recovered from the water at Stanley Ferry, Wakefield, on Tuesday is that of missing man Liam Hinchliffe.

The 30-year-old was reported missing on December 30, 2022, and searches have been ongoing since that time to find him. At around 12.40pm on Tuesday, police divers recovered a body, which has since been formally identified as Liam Hinchliffe.

His family have been kept informed of developments.

A police spokesperson said: "The public are thanked for their efforts in supporting our appeals for information."

Liam’s family have released a new photograph of him and also issued the following statement:

“We would like to thank the police and everyone involved in the search for Liam. We would like to ask everyone to respect our privacy at this sad and most difficult time.”

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