Police find body of missing Leicester man

Police searching for a missing Leicester man have discovered a body earlier today.

The body was found in the canal in Abbey Park shortly before 10am this morning (Friday 30 November).

A police spokesman said: “Formal identification is yet to take place but the body is believed to be that of Paresh Patel”. Mr Patel’s family have been informed.

The 48-year-old was last seen at around 9pm on Saturday 10 November when he left his home address.

Following his disappearance, his wife Kalpana made an emotional video appeal asking her husband to make contact and come home.

A high profile social media campaign was also launched to find Mr Patel.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.