Sixty customers at a pub in Wiltshire have lost nearly £30,000 from their Christmas savings club.
Detectives are investigating after the landlord of the Royal Oak in Shrewton disappeared several days ago. Malcolm Levesconte is believed to have caught a ferry to France.
An emergency meeting has been held in the village this afternoon.
Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme was live from Shrewton on The West Country Tonight:
An inquest has been opened into the death of a pub landlord from Wiltshire who vanished after the theft of a Christmas collection.
The body of a Wiltshire pub landlord who vanished after the theft of almost £30,000 from a Christmas collection has been found in the sea.