Body of missing poker player John Regan found in canal

Body of missing poker player John Regan found in canal

Friday, 27 November 2009

The body of missing poker player John Regan has been found in a London canal. The 30-year-old sports analyst was last seen on Thursday night, leaving a pub in Camden.

A statement for the Metropolitan Police confirmed the tragic news. "At around 3am on Thursday, 26 November, officers on patrol saw a body in the water near West Quay in Camden. The body was recovered and a man was pronounced dead at the scene. Although we await formal identification, we are satisfied that the deceased is 30-year-old John Regan of Chalcot Road, NW1, who had previously been reported missing to police. Next of kin have been informed.A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course. At this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious."

The news has been greeted with shock in the London poker community. Writing on her blog, Victoria Coren spoke for many saying, “Thanks to all those who responded to the Twitter appeal, it was an immediate surge of kindness and support and help towards the family of this person that none of you knew, and that response was a sign of all the goodness in the world. I know we all send all our sympathy and warmest condolences to his family”.

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