Search for missing man called off after body found

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Officers investigating the disappearance of 73-year-old William Cruse from Bar Hill have found a body.

The body was discovered in woodland in Horningsea on Saturday (26 November). The death is not being treated as suspicious.

William’s family have been informed of the development and officers are working with the Coroner regarding incident.

Detective Inspector David Savill said: “This is a very sad end to a long investigation, throughout which the objective was to locate William safe and well.

“We will now support William’s family at this difficult time. I would like to place on record my thanks to members of the public and to the community of Bar Hill who assisted in reporting sightings, providing information and displaying pictures of William to keep the matter in the public eye.”