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Body found believed to be missing Derbyshire man

Roy Thompson was missing since 15 October. Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

Derbyshire police believe a body found in the woodlands is of Roy Thompson, who was last seen on 15 October.

A dog walker called the police on Friday afternoon to report the discovery of a body in the woods off Westwood Lane, Brimington.

Roy Thompson leaving the hospital premises. Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

A formal identification has yet to take police but police believe it may be Mr Thompson.

The 60-year-old was last seen leaving Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital at 9.20am on 15 October.



Actor John Hurt receives 'very positive news' about his cancer

Sir John has refused to let pancreatic cancer stop him working Credit: PA

Sir John Hurt has been speaking of his 'optimism' after receiving what his agent has called 'very positive news' about his treatment for pancreatic cancer.

The Chesterfield-born actor, who is 75 years old, had refused to let the disease stop him working after being diagnosed earlier this year.

And it's been revealed that a meeting with his Oncologist this week went well with his agent saying. "It was extremely encouraging and positive. His optimism has been clearly justified."

The two-time Oscar nominee revealed in June that he had been diagnosed with cancer but vowed to continue working and today is heading off to Belfast to start more filming.

His agent said that reports of John Hurt being given the 'all clear' are highly exaggerated, but this week's news is encouraging.

M1 closed after 'serious accident'

A "major accident" closed both carriageways of the M1 in Leicestershire this morning.

The accident, involving two vehicles, occurred between J25 A52 (Nottingham / Derby) and J24 A6 / A50 / A453 (Kegworth / East Midlands Airport).

Two lanes on the northbound carriageway have since reopened but the southbound carriageway is expected to remain closed for much of the morning.

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