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Body of man recovered from River Thames

The body of a man has been recovered from the river Thames Met Police have confirmed.

Although formal identification has yet to take place, detectives involved in the search for the missing 20-year-old Harvey Parker have been alerted.

Police were alerted by the RNLI at 11:51hrs on Tuesday, 4 January to reports of a body in Thames near Embankment, Westminster.

Officers from the Met’s Marine Support Unit recovered the body. The death is being treated as unexplained.

Family liaison officers have informed Mr Parker’s family of developments.

Detective Chief Inspector Lucy O’Connor, of the Central South Command Unit, said:“Sadly a body has been recovered from the Thames near where Harvey was last seen. We are providing Harvey’s family with all the available information. We are also asking for media to please respect the family’s privacy at this challenging and difficult time.”