Officers searching for missing Flintshire man Emrys Jones have found a body.

The discovery was made on Tuesday by officers searching for the 68-year-old, who had been reported missing from his Buckley home on Sunday.

North Wales Police (NWP) have said that while no formal identification has been made, they believe it to be Mr Jones’ body. His next of kin has been informed.

Chief Insp Jon Bowcott at Mold Police Station said: “At this time this death is not being treated as suspicious and Her Majesty’s Coroner has been informed.

“Our thoughts are very much with his family and on their behalf I ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

The Leader reported on Tuesday that a helicopter had been used to search for Mr Jones.

Police officers, who had become increasingly concerned for his welfare, said Mr Jones was last seen on Sunday at about 11am when he was intending to go to Homebase in Mold. He was driving his grey-coloured Citroen Picasso.

It is believed Mr Jones worked at one time at the Kuehne Nagel logistics company.

On the NWP Facebook page Elliott Shore said: “Rest in Peace, Emrys.

“I worked with him for a few months and he was a great guy, always helpful, funny and caring.

“My condolences to his family and loved ones.”