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A man found dead on board a ferry as it docked in Portsmouth has been identified.

Shone Michael Davis, of Upper North Street, Brighton, was discovered by a crew member when they checked the cabins on the MV Bretagne as it returned from France.

It is believed the 37-year-old was found hanged.

The MV Bretagne, operated by Brittany Ferries, had left St Malo at 10.30am on December 28.

Mr Davis' body was discovered when the ferry arrived at Portsmouth's continental ferry port terminal at 6.20pm that day.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man's death, which is not being treated as suspicious.

Tim Feltham, from Hampshire Police, said: 'This remains a non-suspicious death and as such we will be preparing a file for the coroner.'

The MV Bretagne departed for St Malo later the same evening after the man's body had been removed.