A skeleton pulled from the River Severn, Bristol, England on Friday (4JUL03) has been confirmed as not belonging to missing Manic Street Preachers guitarist RICHEY EDWARDS.

The troubled musician disappeared eight years ago (FEB95) and police feared a corpse pulled from the river - close to where Edwards was last sighted - was that of the Welsh guitarist.

But dental records have confirmed the body does not belong to the MOTORCYCLE EMPTINESS star.

A police spokesman says, "We do not know the identity of the body but we can confirm it is not that of Richey Edwards."

06/07/2003 14:05