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Police searching for elderly man find body

Geoffrey Houghton
Image caption Geoffrey Houghton was last seen on Wednesday night

Police in Bury searching for an elderly man with dementia who has been missing for several days have called off their search after a body was found.

Geoffrey Houghton, 81, was last seen at home in the Walmersley Road area of Bury at about 22:45 GMT on Wednesday.

A member of the public discovered the body of a man near his home at about 13:30 GMT, police said.

The body has not yet been formally identified but it is believed to be that of Mr Houghton.

His family have been informed.

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