Search and rescue team

Article by Billericay Gazette: Officers searching for Richard Manning, who went missing from an address in Billericay on Thursday, have this morning found a body.

Although the body has not yet been formally identified, Mr Manning's next of kin have been informed.

Mr Manning was last seen leaving his relatives' home in Meadow Rise at 10am Thursday 2 April to go shopping in the High Street – but he has not been seen since.

Officers began searching Norsey Wood and the Lake Meadows areas of Billericay on Friday 3 April as they hunt for any trace of Mr Manning and are also asking dog walkers and residents out and about on the Bank Holiday to keep an eye out for him.

The search for the 66-year-old, which started yesterday morning, has been suspended.

The discovery was made on farmland close to the village of Chignal Smealy, near Chelmsford.

At present, the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Enquiries continue.

Article and image from Billericay Gazette

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