Man found dead in Claydon woodland confirmed to be Mason Seymour

Mason Seymour from Ipswich is missing 

Mason Seymour, from Ipswich, was reported missing in the summer - Credit: Suffolk police

A man found dead in a woodland near Ipswich before Christmas has been identified as 22-year-old Mason Seymour, police have confirmed.

Mr Seymour was last seen at about 2.30am on Thursday, July 29 in the Shotley area and was reported missing the following week.

Suffolk police confirmed officers searching for Mr Seymour had found a body in woodland in Claydon, north of Ipswich, on November 13.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and an inquest will be held "in due course", Suffolk police said.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "Police can confirm that a body discovered in a wooded area in Claydon on Saturday, November 13 has been identified as that of Mason Seymour.

"Officers attended and subsequently informed the family of 22-year-old-Mason, who has been missing since July last year.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and the coroner has been informed and an inquest will be opened in due course."

Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue, along with other partners, had carried out searches in and around the Shotley area in a bid to locate Mr Seymour.

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Suffolk police also renewed their appeals to find him over the autumn and believed he may have been in the Ipswich and Shotley area before his body was found in mid-November.

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