UPDATE: Coroner confirms body found in River Nene was that of missing Wisbech man Stephen Fox

12:18 11 March 2014

Stephen Fox

Stephen Fox

Archant

It was confirmed today that the body recovered from the River Nene at Wisbech on March 3 was that of missing Wisbech man Stephen Fox.

Coroner William Morris revealed he opened and adjourned the inquest into Mr Fox’s death yesterday.

Mr Fox, 49, of Clarkson Avenue, Wisbech, left his home on January 31 at 6.20am: his body was discovered in the River Nene, near the old bridge, just after 6pm on Monday March 3.

A brief statement from the coroner said the cause of death was “unascertained pending toxicology” and he said the inquest would resume on June 18

The discovery of Mr Fox’s body came after weeks of anxious waiting for news by his family.

Father of three Mr Fox went missing in the early hours of January 31; he was said to be suffering with post traumatic stress syndrome.

Mr Fox, who worked at Whitemoor Prison, had been married for 25 years and he and his wife had three children.

0 comments

More news stories

Anne Hill

Less than a month after Ofsted described the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech as “inadequate”, the college has announced its £90,000 a year principal Clare Claxton is being replaced.

15:40
Co-op Foodstore, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge. Picture: Steve Williams.

A gaping hole has been left in the front of the Co-operative Foodstore on Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, after thieves used a teleporter vehicle to attack and remove a cash machine last night.

15:26
Mick George Quarry Block Fen Mepal. Picture: Steve Williams.

Police looking to identify a person whose head was found in a skip in Mepal have ruled out using a forensic artist for the time being.

Cambridgeshire County Council devolution debate:

A devolution deal involving just Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is imminent and could be agreed in principle as early as Friday.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up