Body discovered in search for missing Portsmouth man

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POLICE probing the disappearance of a man from his Portsmouth home have discovered a body.

Nicholas Sherwood, 38, was last seen by his wife at their home in Merrivale Road, North End, Portsmouth, at about 9.30am on Sunday.

The alarm was raised when he failed to return home.

A body was discovered in woodland on Scott Road, Hilsea, this afternoon.

Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious.

Formal identification procedures are still taking place.

Officers are keeping his family informed.