OFFICERS searching for a missing man in the Blunsdon area have discovered a body. 

While no formal identification has taken place, the police believe it is that of 46-year-old Jason Titcombe. 

Jason, from The Ridge, Blunsdon, was last seen at his home address ‪at 2.30pm‬ on‪ Wednesday afternoon.‬ 

When he failed to reappear his family became concerned and contacted the police. 

Officers were deployed to begin searching in the early evening and within hours, volunteers from Wiltshire Search and Rescue left a training exercise further south in the county to join them.

The teams worked throughout the night and were joined by a police helicopter shortly after daybreak on Thursday. 

But later in the day the worst fears were realised when a body,
believed to be that of missing Jason, was found.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "Officers were called to a location called Water Eaton Copse, near Swindon, at just after 4pm this afternoon where a body of a man had been found by a member of the public. 

"The circumstances of the death do not appear suspicious. 

"Formal identification has not yet been completed; this will be completed by the coroner in the next few days. 

"The family of missing man Jason Titcombe has been informed of this latest development."