THE BODY recovered from the River Dee has been identified as missing pensioner Colin Purton.

Shortly after 6am on June 6, the body of a man was discovered in the River Dee.

A North Wales Police spokesman said: "Formal identification has now taken place and we can confirm that it is Colin Purton, aged 78, who went missing from his home in Penyffordd on 22 May.

"Next of kin have been informed.

"There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a file will prepared for the coroner."