Missing Adam Connolly found dead on Hackney Marshes

Adam Connolly. Pic: The Metropolitan Police

The search for a missing man from Hackney has been called off after a body was found on Hackney Marshes Saturday morning.

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that the body was found near Lee Valley ice rink and is that of Adam Connolly, 29, who was last seen riding his bike in Clapton on November 14.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out, but the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Appeals for information from the Met Police and those close to Adam had been retweeted thousands of times on Twitter under the hashtag #findadam.

Friends had been carrying out searches in the area since his disappearance, covering Epping Forest, Springfield Park and Leyton Marshes.

His flatmate, Friendly Fires drummer Jack Savidge, gave a statement earlier this week describing Adam’s disappearance as “very unlike him”. The band’s appeal was supported by a number of high profile musicians, including Bloc Party and Florence Welch.

Connolly had been working as a joiner for Haringey based framing company John Jones. He had previously won an award for his work, achieving first place in the joinery category of London’s SkillBuild 2011.

A spokesperson for the company said: “We at John Jones are greatly saddened by the news of Adam. He will be greatly missed. Adam was an intelligent, talented young man dedicated to the creativity of his craft. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Tributes have been appearing on social networking sites since lunchtime Saturday.

Laura Jackson wrote: ‘Thanks for all your support for Adam Connolly, the search has been called off. Our hearts are now with his family&beautiful gf juliette xxxx’

Robyn Ross wrote: ‘Thoughts are with @Juliettegerms and the Connolly family. Rest in peace Adam.’

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