Body found in search for missing Leeds pensioner – LATEST

Edward Roberts.
Edward Roberts.
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Police who were searching for a missing pensioner from Leeds have found a body.

Edward Roberts, from Red Hall, disappeared after leaving his doctor’s surgery in Asket Drive, Seacroft, last Monday.

Officers were investigating the possibility he may have travelled to Morecambe in Lancashire, where he used to live, for his 90th birthday on Tuesday.

But they have today (Sunday) confirmed that a body thought to be that of Mr Roberts has been discovered not far from where he was last seen.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police searching for Edward Roberts, the 89-year-old man missing from the Seacroft area since Monday 13 January, have found a body in the Bogart Hill Road area of Leeds.

“Investigations are ongoing to identify the body and ascertain the circumstances of the death.”

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