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Body found in Australia believed to be missing Briton – police

Authorities have been searching for Aslan King in bushland in Victoria.

Aslan King, 25, has gone missing in the Australian bush (Victoria Police/PA)
Aslan King, 25, has gone missing in the Australian bush (Victoria Police/PA)

By Benjamin Cooper and Trevor Marshallsea, PA

A body has been found in the Australian bush which police believe to be that of missing British man Aslan King.

Victoria Police said in a statement the body had not yet been formally identified but that it was “believed to be Aslan King, who was last seen at a camping ground on Old Coach Road about 2am” on Saturday.

The body was found in a creek just over a kilometre from where Mr King was last seen.

Authorities had conducted a large scale search for the missing man from Brighton using a helicopter, boats and mounted police.

The 25-year-old had suffered what friends described as a possible seizure during a coastal camping trip.

Mr King, an illustrator who only relocated to Australia two weeks ago, is said to have hit his head on the ground before getting up quickly and rushing into thick bushland surrounding the campsite where he and four friends had been staying.

Mr King went missing early on Saturday (Nine News Australia/PA)

The site is near the town of Princetown, beside cliffs on the Victorian coast near the tourist site known as the Twelve Apostles, a series of rocky outcrops rising out of the ocean some 100 miles south-west of Melbourne.



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