Police name man found dead in River Lavant

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THE man who was found dead in the River Lavant in Chichester has been named by police.

He has been identified as Kenneth John Paine, 68, who lived in Tozer Way, near to where his body was found.

An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned until April 7.

Residents last week spoke of their shock after a body was recovered from the river close to the road bridge in Tozer Way on the morning of Sunday, December 11.

Mr Paine is understood to have lived in flat directly next to the river and worked as an orderly at St Richard’s Hospital.