Bogdan Skarbek (pictured) was located dead in the Thames as the river swells
Horror strike a picture-postcard village soon after a human body was pulled from the flood-swollen River Thames. Villagers were informed to distinct the spot as the man’s corpse was dragged from the water.
It really is imagined to be Bogdan Skarbeck, forty nine, who was described missing in Reading on December three. Thames Valley Law enforcement officers were known as to stories of a gentleman in the water off Thames Road, Sonning, on Friday.
Sonning is about four miles downstream on the Thames from Studying. It really is thought to be Mr Skarbek, while formal identification is nonetheless to get spot. His spouse and children has been educated and are remaining supported by officers.
At this phase police are not treating it as suspicious. It really is not distinct whether they are concerning it as suicide or a tragic accident – the Thames is swollen with floodwater subsequent modern storms. Lots of of the riverside paths are beneath water and any person dropping their footing could get swept absent.
Mr Skarbek, of Argyle Road, Studying, was last found leaving operate in Craddock Highway, Studying, on his bicycle, a gray feminine model mountain bicycle, on Thursday November fourteen.
He was due to return to operate on Sunday (November seventeen), but failed to do so. He was described missing to police on December three. Law enforcement experienced said his disappearance was ‘out of character’ and problem was rising for his welfare.
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Richard Jarvis of Studying CID said when he was described missing ‘We know that Mr Skarbek created speak to with a female dwelling in Poland more than that weekend, but the last time he was found was on November fourteen.
Horror strike the village as a human body was pulled from the flood-swollen River Thames.Pictured: The Thames at Sonning in Berkshire
‘His route to operate would have been alongside the canal on the A33 from Craddock Highway to and from Argyle Road. He is recognized to have his wallet with him, but has remaining all other belongings at house, which include his cellular cellular phone, and there has been no lender exercise given that his last sighting, which is pretty about.
‘Mr Skarbek has not been in speak to with his spouse and children, who live in Poland, for various weeks. He usually tends to make speak to with them just about every Sunday. This is entirely out of character for Mr Skarbek, and our problem is rising for his effectively-remaining.
‘We never imagine he has any shut mates in the United kingdom. I would also appeal instantly to Mr Skarbek if he sees this. We are involved for you and request you to speak to us. You happen to be not in difficulties, but we want to make certain your welfare.’