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Police find body in park woodland; FEARS FOR 'KIND AND GENTLE' ARTIST AND MUSICIAN JOSEF, 22.

Byline: BEN TURNER ECHO Reporter ben.turner@trinitymirror.com

POLICE searching for missing Aigburth man Josef Thompson have found a body, believed to be that of the 22-yearold.

Extensive enquiries had been ongoing by Merseyside Police to trace Josef Thompson, who was last seen at his home on St Michaels Church Road, in Aigburth, on Thursday, November 10.

A fresh appeal using CCTV images and family photographs was also launched in a bid to locate the talented musician and artist.

But yesterday police confirmed the sad news that a body, believed to be that of Josef, was found in woodland within Sefton Park.

Merseyside police said at this stage the death WAs not believed to be suspicious.

Josef's family have been informed and are being supported by officers from Merseyside Police.

A post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death.

During the appeal, Josef's mum, Claire Beach, said: "Josef is a kind, gentle person, he loves music, is a drummer and talented musician and DJ, as well as artist.

"He is funny and he loves animals, he worries about the environment, he can be introverted but the friends he has are good friends and they love and care for him very much, he is a loyal friend who will do anything he can to help.

"I am close to Jo, always have been, we talk about anything and everything, his worries, his hopes, his despair, we just talk it through. He knows how much I love him."

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Date:Nov 25, 2016
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