AN 87-year-old man has been found dead after goinf missing from his home.

Robert Leah was last seen at 5am on Friday after leaving his home in Crowborough.

Sussex Police said a body, thought to be that of Mr Leah was found in nearby woodland on Friday.

A spokeswoman said: "Unfortunately a body has been found which we believe to be missing man Richard Leah, 87, from Crowborough.

"The body was discovered in a wooded area in Crowborough on Friday (November 24).

"His family have been informed."