A BODY has been found in the search for a man who went missing from Bovington.

Robert McAvoy, 39, was reported missing at 6.21pm yesterday.

He was last seen leaving his home address at around 5.10pm.

Police issued an appeal for his whereabouts last night and said they were concerned for his welfare. 

A search of the area was carried out into the night which involved the police helicopter.

In the early hours of this morning, police said the body of a man had been discovered in a remote area near Crossways.

Dorset Police said: "Although the body is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be Robert and his family has been informed."

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

All Call Signs, a peer-to-peer communication app for veterans and serving military personnel, said on Facebook: "Our entire community's heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. We're sorry we couldn't get to you Robert."

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