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Body discovered in Portadown river

A body has been recovered following the search of missing Portadown man Norman Prentice.

The body was discovered in a river in the Corcrain area of the town on Saturday.

Police say at this stage although no formal identification has been made, Mr Prentices family have been informed.

A police spokesperson said: "The family and ourselves would like to thank you for the overwhelming show of public support, sensitivity, and encouragement since January 15th.

"It is also important to recognise the immense contribution from the Community Rescue Service, the dive team, Lough Neagh Rescue, the locally organised search, the numerous departments and teams who have carried out enquiries, Davey the investigating officers, Inspector Badger and Inspector Mills the senior investigating officers and our own TSG search advisor who have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks to find answers for the Prentice family.

"We would ask that this sensitivity and respect for the family continue, and that people remember how public social media is when discussing this tragic incident. Please refrain from any speculation or gossip, especially on social media, and allow the family the time and space they need.

"The thoughts and prayers of officers and the command team in Craigavon are with the Prentice family at this time. We shall continue to support them for as long as they need."

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