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Ian Pearson search: Body found in Pembrokeshire

Ian Pearson
Image caption Ian Pearson was believed to be on foot with his two border collies

Police have found a body that they believe to be a Salford man who was reported missing in Pembrokeshire.

Ian Pearson, 41, went missing from the Little Haven area after going for a walk with his two dogs.

Mountain rescue and coastguard teams helped search for him around Little Haven and St Bride's Bay after the alert was raised on Wednesday.

Dyfed-Powys Police said a body had been found in woods in south Pembrokeshire. There are no suspicious circumstances.

Insp Jackie Blackmore said the body matching Mr Pearson's description was found on Saturday afternoon following an extensive search by specialist teams.

Next of kin have been informed and formal identification will take place on Sunday.

"Our sympathies and thoughts are with Ian's family and our thanks go to the search teams who helped us over the last three days," Insp Blackmore added.

Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service's urban search and rescue team took part in the search, along with Western Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, HM Coastguard and local police officers, specialist search teams and the police helicopter.

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