Tributes paid to Notts man found dead in Benidorm

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Tributes are being paid to a Nottinghamshire man found dead after going missing in Benidorm.

John Elkington, 45, who had previously lived in Hucknall, disappeared from the Spanish holiday resort on March 28.

Friends and family had been running a social media campaign to find him but on Sunday (April 24) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed he had been found dead in the area.

Friends had put posters around the resort asking for information on his whereabouts and his picture has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter.

Spanish police had been helping with the search and one of the last sightings of him was at a popular bar called the Winning Post.

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Picture: Benidorm is in the Alicante region, where more than 3 million Brits holiday a year

The Bleasby Village Facebook page wrote in a post: “God bless you John Elkington. Bleasby will definitely miss you! You had a heart of gold and were rather too good at The Pub Quiz!! RIP.”

And Clive Davis Posted: “Grew up with John had some great times down Annesley rest in peace elko.”

In a series of Facebook posts about the resort shortly before he went missing, Mr Elkington said he had been there for several weeks.

A number of Nottingham Forest fans are also planning to pay tribute to Mr Elkington during the Reds’ home tie with Wolves this Saturday.

Nobby Sharp wrote on Facebook: “Just like to say to all the forest fans who are going down to the match on sat after 4 mins could you clap for one min please for a true red dog as we know him as John Elkington r.i.p mate forever in my heart mate NFFC.”

A Foreign and Commonwealth spokesman said: “We are providing support to the family of a British national who has sadly died in Benidorm, Spain.”

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