Published on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 11:12 am.

Police seal off Jackie Spencer Bridge in Gosport After a Body  is found 

Missing man

Emergency services were called to Clay Hill Road just after 9am this morning following reports of a body in the water. The body is believe to be of missing Gosport man, Micheal Stratton.

The body was discovered in the water during the search for a missing man.

Hampshire police searching for missing Michael Stratton have said they have found a body in the water in Gosport.
The family of the 27-year-old has been informed. Police officers at the scene said: “Body has been found in water in Gosport. Family of missing Michael Stratton (27) informed. ID to be completed. Thanks for sharing appeal.”

Mr Stratton was reported missing after it was believed he jumped from a bridge into the water, causing police and coastguard launched a search for him.

The incident happened at Jackie Spencer bridge in Gosport at 2pm yesterday.

A statement from Hampshire Police at the time when Mr Stratton went missing said: “We’re concerned for his welfare as he hasn’t been seen since around 2pm yesterday (Saturday, July 23), when he was in Clayhall Road,Gosport.

“It’s believed he was jumping off the Jackie Spencer bridge, known locally as the black bridge, into the water.

“The Coastguard was called, but Michael hasn’t been located.

“We’d like to hear from any witnesses, or anyone who has seen Michael since 2pm or anyone with any information.

“Please call 101.”

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