Police have suspended the search of a missing Laindon man after a body was discovered in the town.

On Thursday, Brien Chambers, 39, also known as Paul Summerfield, went missing from his Laindon home, sparking an urgent search.

Yesterday, police were informed by a resident that a body had been found on land near to Hornbeam Way, in Laindon, at about 3.15pm.

Although no formal identification has taken place, Mr Chambers’ family have been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and Essex’s coroner has been informed.