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Body found in search for missing man from Llantrisant

David Evans

Police have found a body in the search for missing local man, David Evans, from Llantrisant.

Mr Evans, aged 77, is from Llantrisant in Rhondda Cynon Taff and was last seen in Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd and 10.15 on Thursday.

Known locally as Russell, he was last seen wearing a full-length green raincoat, blue jeans, black shoes, glasses and possibly a scarf.

Detective Inspector Dan Michel said: “A body of a man was found near the River Taff in Taff’s Well at around 3.20pm on Monday.

“Although formal identification has not yet taken place, the family of missing man David Evans, known locally as Russell, has been informed.

“Enquiries will continue on behalf HM Coroner.

“Thank you to those who shared our missing person appeals.

“Our thoughts are with David’s family and friends.”