two are killed in river tragedies

Fam­ily heart­bro­ken af­ter pen­sioner’s death In­ves­ti­ga­tion as body found in river:

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By MATTHEW REVILLE matthew.reville@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

A MISS­ING man’s body has been found in the River Nene two days af­ter he dis­ap­peared.

Cam­bridgeshire Po­lice had been search­ing for pen­sioner Barry Monk (65) since Thurs­day morn­ing.

His emo­tional daugh­ter Emily Barber tele­phoned The ET on Satur­day morn­ing to call off the ap­peal for help af­ter learn­ing her fa­ther’s body had been trag­i­cally found in the River Nene.

Mr Monk lived alone in the shel­tered ac­com­mo­da­tion, and orig­i­nally moved to Peter­bor­ough in the 1970s. He had four grand­chil­dren and two chil­dren – Emily (41) and Mar­garet Mor­ley (43).

Mr Monk had been re­ported miss­ing af­ter he missed a health meet­ing on Thurs­day.

A spokesman for Cam­bridgeshire Po­lice said: “Of­fi­cers search­ing for a miss­ing man found a body in the River Nene in the Fen­gate area at 3pm on Fri­day.

“The body was re­cov­ered and later con­firmed to be Barry Monk, who had been re­ported miss­ing on Thurs­day.

“His next of kin have been in­formed and the file has been passed on to the coro­ner.”

A po­lice spokes­woman con­firmed on Sun­day that the death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious.

Mr Monk was last seen at his shel­tered ac­com­mo­da­tion home in Sut­ton Court, Skaters Way, Wer­ring­ton, at 10.10am on Thurs­day.

Po­lice and fam­ily mem­bers ex­pressed con­cern for his safety af­ter it was found he had his bus travel card, but no money or bank cards.

With tem­per­a­tures plum­met­ing of­fi­cers fran­ti­cally checked CCTV, spoke to bus driv­ers and even po­lice forces in other ar­eas of the coun­try in an ef­fort to find the miss­ing pen­sioner.

If you knew Mr Monk and would like to con­trib­ute to a trib­ute piece, call The ET’S Matt Reville on 01733 588720 or send an email to news@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day. co.uk.

MISS­ING: The body of miss­ing grand­fa­ther Barry Monk, right, was dis­cov­ered in the River Nene at Fen­gate – in a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent an­other man’s body was found in the river near March over the week­end.

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