A BODY has been found during a search for a missing man in Ellesmere Port.

A member of the public made the discovery in a wooded area near to New Bridge Road in the town shortly before 9.30pm on Saturday, (August 17).

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "Formal identification has not yet taken place, although the family of 34-year-old missing man Peter Bebbington have been informed of the discovery."

No further information is available at present.