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Body found in search for missing London poet last seen at Shambala music festival

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Body found in search for missing London poet last seen at Shambala music festival

Gboyega Odubanjo, a 27-year-old poet, was reported missing after he was last seen at the Shambala Festival in Northamptonshire at around 04:00 BST on Saturday. A body has sadly been found during the search for an award-winning poet after he vanished from a festival on Saturday. Police officers made the discovery shortly before 9am on Thursday, August 31, in the course of a specialised search of the area.

Gboyega Odubanjo, 27, had been reported missing on Sunday, August 27, having last been seen at Shambala festival in Northamptonshire early the previous morning.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Detective Chief Inspector Johnny Campbell said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this very difficult time, and we would ask the media and members of the public to not contact them and respect their privacy.

“We would like to thank all those involved in the search efforts, including the volunteer members of Northamptonshire Search and Rescue and the specialist search-trained officers from other forces who supported our efforts.

“We would also like to thank all those who have supported our investigation by speaking to officers or getting in touch with information.

“Officers from Northamptonshire Police will now prepare a file for the coroner.”

Author: Linda .R. Jones

London, UK

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