Police find body in search for missing pensioner

Ronald Wicks
Ronald Wicks
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Police have found the body of a man in a field in West Sussex.

Although the body has not been formally identified, it is believed to be that of missing Pagham man Ronald Wicks,who had links with the Havant area.

Ronald, 78, who had Alzheimer’s, was last seen at 11am at home in Pagham Road on Saturday, January 9, when he was visited by carers.

Police were informed he was not at home at 12.30pm on Sunday, January 10.

An extensive search of the area was carried out by police and the police helicopter. Police said they thought that he could have gone to the Havant area.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the coroner’s officer has been informed.