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Tributes to Ironville veteran

The area near to where he was found.
The area near to where he was found.

Tributes have been paid to a 39-year-old veteran whose body was found in an Ironville park.

Jonny Cole was reported missing from his home in the village last week – sparking a huge response from the community to find him.

Jonny Cole was reported missing from his home in the village last week

Jonny Cole was reported missing from his home in the village last week

A post from his partner appealing for help to find Jonny – who reportedly suffered from PTSD and anxiety – was also shared over 370 times on Wednesday, August 8.

Sadly, a body was found in Codnor Park on Thursday (August 9) morning. Derbyshire police confirmed that the body was that of Mr Cole.

A spokesman for the force said: “Officers do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.”

Since the tragic news emerged, tributes have been paid to the Army veteran.

A spokesman for the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th) said: “Rest in peace Jonny Cole, see you at the final rendezvous.”

Our readers also went to your Chad’s Facebook page to pay tribute to him.

Kirsty Smith said: “Thinking of all his family at this sad time.”

Andrew Newton said: “Rip Jonny Cole let’s hope you’ve found peace.”

Dawn Locking said: “RIP stand easy hope you are now at peace. My thoughts to his family.”

Louise Walker said: “Thoughts are with the family RIP young man.”

A Just Giving page has been set up to raise funds for his girlfriend, with the total currently standing at £700.

To make a donation, visit https://bit.ly/2MsCaxm.