Suffolk teenager's body believed found

RESCUERS have fished a body from the River Blyth, believing it to be that of missing Suffolk teenager Rory Unwin Rose.The 15-year-old went missing after a beach party at Walberswick in the early hours of Thursday and a search has continued since then.

RESCUERS have fished a body from the River Blyth, believing it to be that of missing Suffolk teenager Rory Unwin Rose.

The 15-year-old went missing after a beach party at Walberswick in the early hours of Thursday and a search has continued since then.

At 6pm yesterday, search teams recovered the body of a male from the river near Southwold.

The body had been seen by a member of the public at 6pm.


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A police spokesman said: "While identification has yet to take place, police believe it is missing teenager Rory Unwin Rose."

At this stage, there are thought to be no suspicious circumstances.

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The body was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston where a post mortem will be carried out in due course.

At the family home in Cretingham today, Rory's parents were too devastated to talk, and postmistress Margaret Williams said the village would be devastated to hear the news.

She said: "Rory was a lovely boy whenever he came into the shop. If he had friends with him he would always introduce them to me.

"It's a terrible situation and our sympathies are with the family."

She said the family had lived in the village for about three years and always got involved in any village activities, such as barbecues and get-togethers.

Yesterday lunchtime Rory's friends made and emotional appeal for him to come home. Pals Betty Start, 14 and Charlie Ilett, Alex Sangster, Oliver Randall and Henry Fisher, aged 15, all Rory's fellow pupils at Woodbridge School, were with the teenager at the beach party.

Betty read a joint statement urging Rory to get in touch.

"Hey Rory, it's your best buddies," she said.

"Everyone is missing you and they want you to come home.

"We all want to go to London together, but it would not be the same if you weren't there. Our group isn't the same without you.

"Rory, whatever has happened don't worry. You are not in any trouble. We love you and miss you so much. Just come home."

Chief inspector Ivan Smith, of Suffolk Police, added: "Rory's friends have shown a great deal of courage in making this personal appeal and have also shown their affection for their missing friend."

On Saturday, officers displayed a pair of blue swimming shorts, similar to the ones Rory was wearing.

Police had also been trying to trace two men and a woman seen in the Walberswick area on Thursday , just to contact everybody on the site.

A statement was also read on Saturday from his mother, father Phil and ten-year-old brother Angus, begging him to return home.

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