A BODY recovered from a canal in Chirk is believed to be that of a missing Oswestry man, police have said.

On Monday morning North Wales Police confirmed officers had been alerted to the discovery on Sunday.

West Mercia Police has now stated: "We can confirm that at around 12noon on Sunday, January 10 the body of a man was recovered from the canal in Chirk.

"The body is believed to be that of Kevin Fleckney, aged 57, who was reported missing on Friday, January 8 - however formal identification has not yet taken place.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."