A BODY found in a river is not that of missing Hampshire man Karl Law, according to his cousin.

Police officers searching for Karl in the Czech capital, Prague, yesterday found a a body in the Vltava River, which runs through the city.

Posting on Facebook, Mr Law's cousin, Steve Stock, said: "I’m telling you now. That is not Karl. Chin up peeps. He’s still out there. I’ve just seen photos of footwear and t-shirt. It’s not Karl."

Police believe the body they found in the river has been there for up to five weeks, and described it as scantily clad.

As yet, results of a post mortem to determine the cause of death have not been revealed.

The 34-year-old dad-of-one went missing in the city on November 15 whilst on a stag do.