Body found in Newport confirmed as that of missing Matthew Vernon

Matthew Vernon with his girlfriend of two-and-a-half years Hannah Clayden.

Matthew Vernon with his girlfriend of two-and-a-half years Hannah Clayden. - Credit: Archant

Police have confirmed the body found in Newport was that of missing Dunmow man Matthew Vernon.

The 23-year-old, of Knights Way, was found in field off Bury Water Lane, on Tuesday afternoon.

He had not been seen or heard from since attending a party in the village on Saturday.

There were no suspicious circumstances and a report has been prepared for the Coroner.