Body found in hunt for missing man Christopher Simmons
15:58 30 June 2014
A body has been found in the hunt for a missing 50-year-old man from Ilford.
Christopher Simmons has been missing since last Tuesday when he left his home address in Roding Lane South to go for a walk.
Police discovered a body in a wooded area near Roding Lane South, Redbridge, on Friday.
A spokesman for Redbridge police said officers believe they know the identity of the man and his family have been informed.
Formal identification and a post-mortem examination are yet to have taken place.
The spokesman said officers are not treating the death as suspicious and enquiries are ongoing.