THE body of a man has been found in a river in York, North Yorkshire Police confirmed tonight.

The body was discovered at about 5pm today in the River Foss at Foss Bank, near to the entrance to Sainsbury's.

A statement released by North Yorkshire Police said: "Formal identification has not yet been completed, therefore we cannot confirm the identity of the deceased at this stage.

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"The family of Ben Clarkson have been informed of the discovery."

The 22-year-old has been missing for two weeks after a night out with a colleague in Fibbers, a city centre nightclub.

Despite extensive searches along the route to his home in the Heworth green area, including the scouring the River Foss by police divers, there has been no trace of him since.