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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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Storm Angus: Police find car in search for missing man

Russell Sherwood went missing on Sunday Credit: South Wales Police

Police searching for a pensioner who disappeared three days ago during Storm Angus believe they have found his car.

Russell Sherwood, from Neath in south Wales, hasn't been seen since Sunday.

South Wales Police said a search for Mr Sherwood in the River Ogmore had been stood down for the night due to "treacherous conditions" but will resume on Wednesday morning.

His family are being kept "fully informed" of developments and are being supported by specially trained officers, the force added.

Earlier, police said they had recovered a car bumper believed to belong to Mr Sherwood.

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