Body find in search for missing pensioner Jack Foster

Jack Foster Image copyright Lincolnshire Police
Image caption Jack Foster was last seen in Grantham on 23 December

A body found at the side of a road in Lincolnshire is believed to be a pensioner who has been missing since before Christmas.

Jack Foster, known as Derek, from Long Bennington, disappeared after a hospital appointment on 23 December.

A body, which police believe to be the 83-year-old, was found on a verge of the A1 near the turn-off for Foston and Allingham on Tuesday.

Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Mr Foster's next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out in the next few days, a force spokesman said.

He had last been seen at Grantham bus station but police said it was not known if he had got on a bus.

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