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Last Updated: Monday, 10 January, 2005, 16:31 GMT
Search for missing bride's body
Alex and Natalie McLeish
Mr and Mrs McLeish were married in May 2004
The body of a Sheffield honeymooner killed when the Asian tsunami struck Thailand has been found.

Andrew McLeish's family are waiting to hear of his wife, missing presumed dead, so they can be buried together.

Mr McLeish and wife Natalie married in May 2004 but waited until Christmas to take their holiday on Phi Phi island.

His mother, Barbara Jenman of Crowle, North Lincs, said the funeral will be delayed as long as possible in the hope Mrs McLeish's body will be found.

The body of Mr McLeish, 31, has already been returned to the UK.

'Talented couple'

Mrs Jenman said she was still trying to understand she would not see them again.

"It is so unfair such a talented young couple should be taken from us," she said.

"My husband Roger and I have been particularly touched by messages from friends of Andy and Natalie who we have not even met."

One message described Mr McLeish as a creative man with drive and passion, a brilliantly clever and innovative thinker and a man of imagination.

Helping search

The couple met while training with the Lincoln Pentaqua Swimming Club.

Mr McLeish was a creative director at a Sheffield design business and the couple had lived in the city since Mrs McLeish graduated from university.

She worked as food technologist in Worksop.

Mrs Jenman's other son, Stuart, and his wife Lucy have flown to Thailand along with Mrs McLeish's family to help the search.


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