Martin Lewis pays tribute as body found in search for missing Norwich teacher Anthony Hill

Norwich teacher Anthony Hill had been missing since Monday morning. Credit: Norfolk Police/Family handout

TV presenter Martin Lewis has paid tribute as teams searching for a missing teacher announced they had found a body.

Officers confirmed the body of a man was found in an area off Heathgate in Norwich just before 8pm on Thursday, and the family of 37-year-old Anthony Hill had been informed.

Mr Hill was a former journalist who had worked for Mr Lewis's MoneySavingExpert website, before retraining as a teacher, and had last been seen on Monday.

Mr Lewis, who had appealed for information while the father-of-two was missing, described it as "the worst news" and sent his love to Mr Hill's wife and daughters.

Norfolk Police said the death was not believed to be suspicious.

Teams had been searching Mousehold Heath, a woodland area in Norwich, after Mr Hill, from Thorpe St Andrew, went missing on Monday.

The TV presenter had made several appeals for the public to help find his former colleague, and sent his condolences to the family on Friday.

"It's with a heavy heart I share this," he wrote, above a police tweet breaking the news.

"My love to Ant's wife Kayleigh and their little girls. It's the worst news. I'm so sorry for all Ant's friends and his little pupils. I will remember you fondly Ant."Also thanks to the thousands of you who shared the posts while Ant was missing, I know it gave succour to his family. RIP."

Mr Hill - who was working at St William's Primary School and was a father-of-two - had left his home on Plumstead Road East at 7.45am on Monday.

He was then last seen at the Co-op shop on Sprowston Road at 9.58am. Officers believe he then walked towards Mousehold Heath via Gilman Road.

Mr Lewis had described Mr Hill as a "lovely man", saying he had "fond memories of Ant".

He said Mr Hill went on to "pursue his valiant passion to get into teaching".

The home finance guru said he was approached by Mr Hill's wife, Kayleigh, via a colleague.Mrs Hill had previously thanked the community for all their help and support.

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