Body found in Trowbridge woodland
5:53pm Saturday 7th September 2013 in Latest News
A body, believed to be that of missing 31-year-old Michal Motala, has been found in woodland near Trowbridge.
Mr Motala, who was Polish, was last seen near Staverton Marina last Friday, and was reported missing from his Trowbridge home on Monday. His family in Poland have been informed, and the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Wiltshire Police confirmed shortly after 5.30pm that a body had been recovered, and that they believe it to be that of Mr Motala.
A search of the area near to the marina was conducted by volunteers from Wiltshire Search and Rescue on Monday afternoon.
In a statement, Detective Sergeant Simon Childe of Melksham CID said: "Naturally, this is a very sad development in this case.
"Our thoughts remain with Mr Motala's family in Poland who are receiving support from Wiltshire Police.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Trowbridge community who have assisted Wiltshire Police throughout this investigation and our colleagues at Wiltshire Search and Rescue.
"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this incident and once formal identification has been completed we will complete a file for HM Coroner for Swindon and Wiltshire."
Anyone with information on Mr Motala's movements since last Friday are asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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