Family’s appeal after man’s body found in Severn

By Jake Chown  
Friday 13th May 2022 11:00 am
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The body of 25 year-old Huw Williams was found in January (Nottinghamshire Police )

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THE grieving family of a man whose body was found on the banks of the River Severn at Tidenham just after Christmas are appealing for information to help make sense of his tragic death, one year on from his disappearance.

25 year-old Huw Williams disappeared from his address in Sherwood, Nottingham on May 6, 2021 without his mobile phone and belongings.

Following an “extensive” national search which found no trace of him, his remains were found on the banks of the Severn in Tidenham on January 2 of this year.

Now, on the anniversary of his disappearance, Huw’s family have launched an appeal to people in the Gloucestershire, South Wales and Avon and Somerset areas who may have seen or spoken to him before his death.

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Detectives are keen to speak to drivers who may have encountered Huw near the Severn bridges last year (Nottinghamshire Police )

Gloucestershire Constabulary shared the appeal on Friday (May 6) on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police.

His dad Steve said: “We have so many questions that remain unanswered and hope that somebody – a passing motorist or perhaps somebody who served him in a shop – will read this appeal and get in touch with police.”

Huw was 6ft 2ins tall and of slim build, with bushy brown hair and a full beard. He had two distinctive tattoos on his arms – one of a fish and the other of a black and white skull.

He was last seen wearing a chequered shirt, dark blue trousers, and trainers with reflective silver stripes.

Detectives from Nottinghamshire Police are particularly keen to speak to drivers who may have seen Huw near to the Severn or Prince of Wales bridges, or who gave him a lift at any point last year.

Anyone with information should contact Nottinghamshire Police by calling 101 and quoting incident number 0223_05052022.

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