Police find body in search for missing 78-year-old man

Officers searching for missing Bournemouth man Peter King have found a body in the River Stour in the area of Throop Mill.

The body was found at around 12.30pm.

Formal identification has not yet taken place it is believed to be that of 78-year-old Peter, who was last seen at 11am yesterday.

His family have been informed of the discovery and the coroner has been notified.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and our thoughts are with Peter’s family at this difficult time.