THE body of a man found in a North Yorkshire river last weekend has been identified as that of missing man Tristan Long.

Mr Long's body was recovered from the River Nidd at Cattall last Sunday. He had been missing from his home in York since April 16.

His car was found abandoned near Wetherby soon after he went missing and, despite appeals and extensive police inquiries, no trace of the 29-year-old could be found.

Nearly two weeks ago, his parents, Andrew and Ruth, started circulating posters of their son, supported by police.

An inquest has now been opened and adjourned.