26 Jun, 2024 @ 11:49
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British police confirm that body found in river in northern city of York is that of a young Spaniard who went missing in February

Missing Spaniard Seth Jimenez Martin, whose body has been found in York
Credit: X

POLICE in the UK have confirmed that a body found last week in a river near to the northern English city of York is that of young Spaniard Seth Jimenez Martin, who went missing on February 24. 

The news was confirmed by the family of the youngster, who was from the Canary Island of Tenerife. 

“With our broken hearts, we must share the most devastating news we could ever have to deliver,” read a statement issued by his relatives. “Words cannot express the pain and sadness we feel at this time.”

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Missing Spaniard Seth Jimenez Martin, whose body has been found in York
A missing persons poster for Seth Jimenez Martin. Credit: X

Martin was living in York at the time of his disappearance in February, and was last seen near to the River Ouse in Rawcliffe, Yorkshire. 

The family’s worst fears were heightened around 10 days ago, when North Yorkshire Police announced that they had found a body in the river. 

According to the authorities, the recovered corpse showed no signs of a violent death.

The family of Martin has also requested to be left in peace so that they can ‘assimilate this loss’. 

Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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