Missing Basingstoke man: body found at Beachy Head

THE BODY OF A MAN found at the foot of Beachy Head is believed to be missing Basingstoke man Alistair Smith.

Hampshire Constabulary can confirm that the body of a man was found at Beachy Head in Sussex on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 6.

Mr Smith, aged 54, went missing after he did not return to his home in Wallis Road, Basingstoke, after work on Friday, March 2.

Mr Smith’s family has been informed. A formal identification is yet to take place.

The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time and a file will be passed to the coroner.

Officers thanked the public with their assistance in relation to the missing person appeal.