Body discovered in search for missing man


A selfie of Phil Edwards with grey hair and a black top smiling at the camera in front of the sea

Phil Edwards went missing in the early hours of Friday, 5 July [Norfolk Police]

A body has been found during a search for a missing man.

Norfolk Police said specialist officers made the discovery at Horstead, near Wroxham, on Tuesday afternoon.

Formal identification has yet to take place, but the family of Phil Edwards, 65, has been informed, the force said.

Mr Edwards went missing from his home in Old Catton, near Norwich, on 5 July, leading to a major search involving Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue and the coastguard.

Police said the man’s death was not believed to be suspicious.

A wooded area around Horstead Mill, showing a narrow road and a footpath running along the edge of a waterwayA wooded area around Horstead Mill, showing a narrow road and a footpath running along the edge of a waterway

Emergency services had been searching the area around Horstead Mill [Google]

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