Coventry & Warwickshire

Hugh Finnie's body found near to M6 in Warwickshire

Hugh Finnie
Image caption Widespread searches had been held for Hugh Finnie

A man's body discovered close to a motorway in Warwickshire has been confirmed as that of missing man Hugh Finnie.

A Highways Agency worker found the body on Friday on a grass area between the M6 south exit slip road at junction 2 and the slip road for the M69.

Mr Finnie, 80, left his home in Willenhall, Coventry on 30 May.

His disappearance sparked an extensive search by specialist officers and by family, friends and the community.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said the support from the community who carried out searches and set up online support had been "overwhelming".

A post-mortem examination revealed no suspicious cause of death.

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