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Body of Newham expat found in French well

PUBLISHED: 12:30 13 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:56 13 April 2015

Google Maps screenshot showing Pierres, the Normandy village where David King moved to from Newham

Google Maps screenshot showing Pierres, the Normandy village where David King moved to from Newham

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A former Newham resident living in France has been found dead in a well, according to foreign media reports.

Expat David King had been presumed missing since November 4 last year until police dogs discovered his body at the bottom of a well in Pierres, Normandy, in the north west of France on Wednesday last week following suspicions that he may have been killed.

Mr King is understood to have moved from Newham to live near Caen, Normandy, some 15 years ago.

The body of Mr King, 70, was believed to have spent “several months in the water” before being discovered, state prosecutor Carol Etienne told news outlet France 3.

Mr King’s neighbour, a man aged 28, has since been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

Did you know David King? Contact Sophie Morton to pay tribute to him. Call 020 8477 3834, email sophie.morton@archant.co.uk or leave your details below.

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