Body found in search for missing Clifton Campville man David Wright
'We would like to thank colleagues, partner agencies and the public for their assistance and support during the search'by Daniel Newbould, https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/authors/daniel-newbould/
A body has been found in the search for a missing man.
David Wright, aged 60 and from Clifton Campville, near Tamworth, had not been seen since Monday, February 10, and police teams searched the River Mease in the hunt for him.
Staffordshire Police said a body believed to be that of Mr Wright was found on Friday afternoon, February 14. There were not thought to have been any suspicious circumstances.
It said in a statement: "Officers have called off the search for missing person David Wright, who was last seen in Clifton Campville, Tamworth, on Monday, February 10.
"Sadly, the body of a man, believed to be 60-year-old David, was found this afternoon, Friday, February 14, during a search of the area.
"His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
"We would like to thank colleagues, partner agencies and the public for their assistance and support during the search.
"Formal identification will take place in due course. Detectives do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for HM Coroner."
Earlier in the week, Vicar of Clifton Campville, Rev John Grice, said the village was pulling together and prayers were being said for the safe return of David.
He said: “We have been very grateful for the positive response of people in the village, people have been helping with the search. David’s disappearance seems to have sparked a united effort in the community in helping each other and showing kindness and love.
“We have been praying for him and his family and would ask people to continue to look out for him. We are all very much hoping for his safe return.”