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Funeral arrangements for Norman Prentice after body found

The funeral will take place on Wednesday for Norman Prentice after his body was found during extensive searches.

Mr Prentice's body was recovered from a river in the Corcrain area of Portadown on Saturday.

The 55-year-old from Portadown was reported missing on January 15 but had not been seen for a number of days before then.

It comes after his distressed relatives had issued an appeal for his safe return, telling him: "Come home, we are waiting for you."

In a death notice he was described as the beloved father of John, Peter, Maria and Conlon.

Officers are providing comfort to the Prentice family.

Mr Prentice's funeral will take place on Wednesday at St John's Drumcree at 11am.

The PSNI said: "During our search for missing person Norman Prentice, a body has been recovered from the river in Corcrain.

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

Police also paid tribute to those involved in the search effort, including the Community Rescue Service, Lough Neagh Rescue, a dive team, a locally organised search, and police investigators.

"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," it added.

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