A BODY has been found following a search for a missing Worcester man.

Officers have recovered a body in their search for Richard Saunders, they have said this evening.

We reported earlier that the 56-year-old had been last seen leaving his home in Wyre Piddle yesterday morning (Monday, October 19), in his blue Volvo.

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Police have released a statement tonight that his body has been discovered in Whitley Bay, in Northumbria.

The statement added: "Whilst formal identification has not yet taken place Richard’s family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."