Man’s body found in river

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A BODY found in the River Dearne in Barnsley is believed to be 52-year-old Gary Haines, last seen alive in December.

The body was found in a stretch of river in Lundwood at 1.30pm on Sunday.

He had not been formally identified yesterday but police had made relatives aware of the discovery.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Mr Haines lived in the Holden House supported accommodation complex in Barnsley.