Police searching for missing Russell Sherwood from Neath find his car in a river

Police searching the River Ogmore have found a car they believe belongs to missing Neath man Russell Sherwood.

Mr Sherwood, 69, left his home in his silver Ford Focus with registration beginning ‘CP66’ at approximately 6.15am on Sunday, and was heading to Ewenny, Bridgend.

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Body found in search for missing man after Storm Angus

Russell Sherwood was last seen on Sunday Credit: South Wales Police

A body has been found in the hunt for a missing man who went missing during Storm Angus.

Russell Sherwood, 69, from Cilfrew in Neath, went missing while travelling to collect his wife from Ewenny, Bridgend, early on Sunday morning.

Due to the treacherous weather conditions and flooding along the route he would have travelled, it was believed his vehicle had entered the River Ogmore.

A silver Ford Focus thought to belong to Mr Sherwood was found in the River Ogmore on Tuesday.

A police cordon is currently in place Credit: ITV Wales

Police divers entered the river when the search for Mr Sherwood resumed at first light this morning.

A recovery operation is underway and South Wales Police say 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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