Postmortem examination results are due after a body thought to be a man wanted in connection with serious sexual offences was discovered in Claines in Worcestershire.
A manhunt was launched after Garry Foster disappeared with a gun from his home in Dudley on Sunday.
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The Midlands was struck by lightning as the “mother of all thunderstorms” rolled across southern England overnight, meteorologists said.
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