Despair as six-year-old Jodi's body is found on a Norfolk beach

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A young onlooker at the beach (above) that gave up the body of six-year-old Jodi Loughlin. Police confirmed yesterday that the body was that of Jodi, who vanished with her four-year-old brother, Tom, two weeks ago.

The children's parents were said to be "very distressed" after detectives told them fingerprint tests had established that the body washed up at Weybourne on Friday was that of their daughter, writes Steve Boggan. There was still no sign of Tom yesterday. Police said that Jodi's death is not being treated as suspicious. A post-mortem examination suggested death was consistent with drowning.

Photograph by TOM PILSTON