Black Mountains body identified

The body of a man found in the Black Mountains has been identified as missing Hereford man Michael Ruck. The 45-year old had not been seen since leaving work on February 14. The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

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Herefordshire man missing after van found in the Black Mountains

Missing man Michael Ruck Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are searching for a man in Herefordshire who hasn't been seen since the discovery of his abandoned vehicle in the Black Mountains.

Michael Ruck, 45, has not been seen since leaving work in Hereford on Thursday (February 14).

Yesterday his vehicle – a grey VW Transporter van – was found by police parked near to Grwyne Fawr Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Police are searching the local area with the assistance of mountain rescue teams in hope of finding him safe and well. They are urging local farmers and residents to check their outbuildings for any sightings of Mr Ruck.

He is described as white, around 5ft 9in, and with short cropped brown hair. He has tattoos on both arms. He may be wearing a light blue work fleece and navy outdoor trousers.

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