BANBURY BODY UPDATE: Man identified by police

Police cordoned off an area near Hennef Way in Banbury last Thursday after the body of a man aged in his 40s was found. Dorset Police have identified the man as Paul Smith from Portland. NNL-151102-151158001
Police cordoned off an area near Hennef Way in Banbury last Thursday after the body of a man aged in his 40s was found. Dorset Police have identified the man as Paul Smith from Portland. NNL-151102-151158001

The body of a man discovered near Grimsbury Reservoir in Banbury last Thursday has been identified as Paul Smith from Portland in Dorset.

Mr Smith’s body was discovered near an area of grassland next to Hennef Way at about 1.20pm. Dorset Police said on their Facebook page last Friday that Mr Smith had been reported missing from his parent’s home in Portland on November 7 last year.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and his next of kin have been informed.