Police find body in search for missing West Yorkshire pensioner

Body found in the search for missing David Hardcastle
Body found in the search for missing David Hardcastle

Officers searching for a missing man in his eighties have discovered a body.

David Hardcastle was last seen on a canal towpath in Mirfield on the morning of Thursday, October 10.

The 83-year-old's silver Nissan Micra was found parked in a car park of nearby pub The Ship Inn.

It's not thought there are any suspicious circumstances in Mr Hardcastle's disappearance.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said on Monday: "Police who have been searching for missing man David Hardcastle have found a body.

"Officers have been conducted extensive searches throughout last week, including CCTV enquiries.

"His family have been informed of the update and there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances."