POLICE have discovered a body in their search for a missing 56-year-old man.

A body was rescued from the water in South Wales in the search for Victor, a man missing from Pucklechurch for over a week.

Police began carrying out enquiries in the Severn Beach area after Victor's car was found there. His body was discovered on Sunday.

Victor was reported missing on Thursday, May 12 after his family were concerned they had not heard from him since the previous day.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "A body was today rescued from water in South Wales. Although formal identification is yet to be complete, we do believe it to be Victor.

"His family have been informed of today’s sad development and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

Enquiries will continue to be carried out on behalf of the coroner. The circumstances of the death are not believed to be suspicious.