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Body found in search for missing British man who was mugged in Spain

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A body has been found in the search for a British tourist who went missing in Spain two days after he was mugged.

Nixon Smith, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, was due to fly home from Madrid on 19 November but did not catch his connecting flight back to Birmingham.

On Wednesday evening, West Mercia Police confirmed a body had been found.

Nixon Smith went missing in Spain. Pic: Facebook
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Nixon Smith went missing in Spain. Pic: Facebook

A statement said: “A body has been found in Spain in relation to a search for a missing man.

“An appeal was issued by West Mercia Police in relation to 23-year-old Nixon James Smith from North Worcestershire.

“Sadly, officers were informed a body has been found. Mr Smith’s next of kin has been informed. Thank you to everyone who shared the earlier appeal.”

Mr Smith, 23, had claimed he was mugged shortly before his disappearance
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Mr Smith, 23, had claimed he was mugged shortly before his disappearance

Mr Smith was last seen at Madrid airport at 10.32pm, the time of his flight, after arriving earlier on a separate plane from Malaga.

His emergency passport was not used on the second leg of his journey from Madrid to Birmingham.

The University of London graduate had no possessions as he had been mugged two days earlier.

His parents Diane and Dave Smith, who last spoke to their son on 17 November, had issued a plea for information on his whereabouts.

Diane previously said: “I’m worried sick about him as he’s in a very vulnerable state with no money, no phone and only the clothes on his back.”

Mr Smith had been travelling across Spain since October, having gone there to experience organic farming, she told the Daily Mirror.

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