UPDATE: Body found in woodland close to missing Weybread couple’s home

Sylvia and Peter Stuart, of Weybread, have not been seen since Saturday. ANL-160306-155421001

Sylvia and Peter Stuart, of Weybread, have not been seen since Saturday. ANL-160306-155421001

Police investigating the disappearance of a couple from Weybread, near Diss, have found a body in woodland close to their home.

Officers were contacted around 7.15am yesterday morning, Friday June 3, by a woman who reported concern for Peter and Sylvia Stuart who had not been seen since Saturday May 28.

Sylvia Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155442001

Sylvia Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155442001

Police immediately began enquiries, starting searches at their Mill Lane home. Late yesterday afternoon officers expanded their search from the property to the surrounding area and one body was located at around 7.15pm.

The death is being treated as suspicious and the area has been cordoned off for forensic examination. Officers will be continuing their searches in the vicinity.

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes said; “While the body is still to be formally identified, we have spoken to Mr and Mrs Stuart’s next of kin. We will be working to gather evidence at the scene and through further enquiries. We would ask anyone who may have been in the area over the past seven days to get in touch with us immediately, as you may have information that can help.

Police are asking anyone who may be able to assist to call Suffolk Police on either 01473 782000 or 101, quoting CAD number 49 of today, Friday 3 June.

Peter Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155431001

Peter Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155431001