Missing Fletching man found

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MISSING 73-year old Fletching man, Eric William Horscroft, has been found safe and well.

Eric, who was last seen at 11am on Wednesday July 25 at Fletching Church, Wealden, was found by a churchwarden in the churchyard at Holy Trinity church in High Hurstwood shortly after midday today (Thursday July 26).

Wealden District Commander, Chief Inspector Dick Coates, said: “We are very relieved that Eric has been found and arrangements are being made to assess his health and well being and return him to his family.

“We were carrying out an intensive search and are particularly grateful for the help of local people, and of the volunteer Sussex Search and Rescue Team (SusSAR) who had also arrived to assist.”