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British Man's Body Found On Spanish Beach
A British man believed to have been kidnapped by men posing as police officers in Spain has been found dead.
Francis Brennan, 25, from Anfield, fled to Spain ahead of a sentencing date last October for an assault he committed in the Thames Valley area in 2012.
Police say his body was found on a beach in the La Zenia area of Alicante on Saturday.
Spanish authorities are investigating Brennan's death and his family and girlfriend have been informed.
Brennan was last seen in Alicante on January 24. He was in his friend's car when it was stopped, and Brennan was detained by several men who claimed to be police officers.
Brennan's parents, Carl and Janet, realised he had been kidnapped when Spanish authorities told them he had not been arrested.
At the time of his kidnapping they said: "This has come as an awful shock to us as Francis is our only son and we can still remember him as a fun-loving child who was football-mad in a football-mad family who loved nothing more than playing out with his friends."
They said they had pleaded with their son not to leave the country, but he did not listen.
"He told us not to worry and that he would be home after Christmas," they said.