Police searching for missing 85-year-old George Fewtrell find body

A body has been found in the search for George Fewtrell
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A body has been discovered in the search for missing 85-year-old George Fewtrell, North Wales Police have confirmed. The tragic discovery was made by officers this afternoon [Friday, July 5].

Mr Fewtrell vanished from his home in Neston, Cheshire, and was last spotted near Holywell in the early hours of June 26, having journeyed more than 25 miles to the area. A massive search operation has been underway in recent days, with police specialists and members of the public contributing to the extensive efforts to locate him. For the latest Welsh news delivered to your inbox sign up to our newsletter

Superintendent Jon Bowcott stated this afternoon: "Formal identification is yet to take place, but George's family have been informed and are being supported by officers. This is not the outcome any of us had hoped for, including the dedicated team of officers searching for him.

"I would like to thank the public for their support and clear, genuine concern for George during the search, which has been vital and helped us progress the investigation. Most importantly, all of our thoughts remain with George's family at this incredibly sad and difficult time, and I would ask that their privacy is respected."

Local residents were previously urged to check their sheds and outbuildings for George, with police drones, dogs and specialist officers involved in the search, reports North Wales Live.

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