A body has been found in the hunt for a Somerset teenager missing for over four months.

Freddy, 17, went missing from his family home in Stolford on 20th September, prompting a huge search operation.

A member of the public located the remains on Steart Marshes on Monday 30th January, say Police.

While formal identification has not yet taken place, detectives leading the search for Freddy, 17, believe they are his.

Freddy went missing from the family home in Stolford on Tuesday 20th September.

As reported here, more than 100 police officers and staff were involved in the search to find him and were supported by Coastguards, the RNLI and Burnham’s BARB Search and Rescue.

Detective Inspector Claire Millington said last night: “This is not the news we wanted to deliver to Freddy’s family and our thoughts are very much with them at this difficult time.”

“We’d like to thank the public for all their calls and help with our appeals as we continued to hope he would be found safe.”

“We’d also like to thank all our partners for their support in the search. While the cause of death is unexplained pending a port-mortem examination, we do not believe it to be suspicious.”

“We will continue to provide Freddy’s family with support as we carry out enquiries on behalf of the coroner.”

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