Body found in hunt for missing Cambridgeshire pensioner

The body was found at 11.30am on Monday, May 6
The body was found at 11.30am on Monday, May 6 -Credit:Newcastle Chronicle

A body has been found in the River Cam after a search for a missing Cambridgeshire pensioner on Monday (May 6). Robin Haines was reported missing after he did not return to his home in Little Shelford on Friday (May 3).

Mr Haines is believed to have travelled into Cambridge on his white mobility scooter on Friday. He was expected home by lunchtime but did not return and was reported missing in the evening.

An eyewitness said they had seen several police cars on Chesterton Road near Jesus Lock shortly before 1pm on Monday. They said the pedestrian bridge onto Jesus Green had been closed and a blue tent had been put up near the Jesus Green Lock House.

In a statement, Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: "Police searching for a missing man in Cambridge have discovered a body. The body was discovered at Jesus Lock, on the River Cam, in Cambridge, at about 11.30am today (6 May).

"Robin Haines, 84, was reported missing to police on Friday night after he failed to return to his home in Little Shelford. Formal identification is yet to take place but Mr Haines’ family have been informed and they have expressed their gratitude for the support from people on social media.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and the case will be passed to the coroner."