Sad news: Police searching for missing William Newman discover body

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Awful, awful news this evening from Walsall Police: A couple of days ago I published an appeal to see if anyone could help locate missing dementia sufferer William Newman, 56, who had gone missing from Walsall Manor Hospital on Wednesday Evening, 8th August 2018.

Well  this evening, Monday 13th August 2018at 10:40pm, local police issued the following statement:

Some sad news to report this evening.

Officers searching for missing William Newman have this evening discovered a body in an area of Walsall.

The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of the 56-year-old who went missing from Walsall Manor Hospital last Wednesday (8 August).

The death is not being treated as suspicious and Mr Newman’s family have been informed.

My sympathies to all involved in this awful event and particularly to family and friends of the deceased.

I’d like to express my personal thanks to the community for their help in this matter – as ever, when called upon, you cared, shared and kept an eye out. Thanks.

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