March 11, 2020 4.49 pm This story is over 49 months old

Death of RAF airman in Stamford no longer unexplained, police say

A file has been sent to the coroner

The death of an RAF senior aircraftman in Stamford is no longer being treated as unexplained by police and is not suspicious.

As previously reported, police closed off Water Street near the River Welland before the body of a missing man was found on Monday, March 9.

Police said although formal identification hadn’t yet taken place, they believed the body to be that of 34-year-old David Kenwright, who was last seen in the Stamford area at around 10.45pm on March 7.

Initially an investigation was launched and they death was previously being treated as unexplained.

However, the force issued a statement on Wednesday, March 11 saying: “We are no longer treating the death of David Kenwright as unexplained and a file has been sent to the coroner.”

RAF Wittering previously expressed great sadness at the death saying: “Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this terrible time and we ask that their privacy be respected.”

A plethora of tributes also flooded in for the much-loved Liverpool FC fan after the tragic announcement.

In a public Facebook post close friend Gaz Wilcox said: “We have lost a lovely soul my oldest and best friend David Kenwright. I can’t get my head round this.

“My thoughts are with all the family and friends, thinking of you all and sending big love. Heartbroken. Sleep tight my friend.”

It is understood that David’s picture will also feature on the big screen at Anfield ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League match on Wednesday evening.