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Body found in search for pensioner who went missing in Storm Angus

Police have found a body in the search for a 69-year-old man who went missing in severe flooding during Storm Angus.

Officers recovered a car believed to belong to Russell Sherwood in Neath, South Wales, on Tuesday.

Enquiries to identify the body will follow in due course.

Mr Sherwood’s family have been informed of the discovery and are being updated and supported by specially trained officers.

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Police find car bumper of man missing after Storm Angus

The search for Russell Sherwood resumed on Tuesday. Credit: South Wales Police

Police have recovered a car bumper believed to belong to Russell Sherwood, a 69-year-old man who went missing during Storm Angus in South Wales on Sunday.

The bumper bears the registration of Mr Sherwood's vehicle, officials said.

Officers resumed the search on Tuesday and said they would focus their attention on the River Ogmore, specifically the area near the dipping bridge.

Superintendent Simon Davies of South Wales Police said: "This remains a difficult search in very testing conditions. The river is very swollen and fast flowing, and as such specialist officers with specialist equipment are conducting the search.

"The conditions at the search area remain treacherous and while we understand that people want to assist in helping to find Mr Sherwood, we would strongly advise the public to stay clear of the area."

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