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Body found in search for missing man in Cornwall

Body found in search for missing man in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 11:37am 20th May 2019. (Updated at 12:58pm 20th May 2019)

Police searching for a missing man in north Cornwall have found a body.

The discovery was made below cliffs near Padstow on Friday evening.

59-year-old Andrew Lawson from the London area was reported missing earlier that day.

Officers and Coastguard rescue crews scoured the area near Trevose Head for several hours.

Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed the discovery and say Mr Lawson's family has been told.

"Police can confirm that the body found at the Bottom of Trevose Head late on Friday evening (17 May) is believed to be that of 59-year-old Andrew Lawson, from the London area, who was earlier that day reported missing.

"His next of kin have been made aware and a file is to be prepared for the coroner".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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