A body recovered from the Thames by police is suspected to be that of 45-year-old French national Xavier Thomas, who as been missing since the night of the London Bridge attack.

In a statement, police said they have yet to formally identify the body but notified his family:

“On Tuesday, 6 June at approximately 19:44 hours the body of a man was recovered from the river, near Limehouse, by specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit.

“Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Mr. Thomas’ next of kin have been informed of this development.”

The Metropolitan Police had previously voiced suspicions that he had been thrown from London Bridge into the river at the same time that his girlfriend, Christine Delcros, was hit and injured by a van driven by three of the attackers. The pair were walking over the bridge when the attack began.

If his identity is confirmed, Thomas will be the eighth victim of the attack, in a death toll that included Australians Sara Zelenak and Kirsty Boden.

Christine Delcros’s family has reported that she is in a stable condition but that her pelvis had been completely shattered with no way to repair it.

Source: Al JazeeraThe AustralianThe Telegraph.