POLICE involved in the search for missing person Maldwyn Miles have confirmed that they have found a body.

The body still requires formal identification, however Mr Miles' family have been informed and police believe the body is indeed that of Mr Miles.

Mr Miles, 67, had been reported missing after leaving his home in Barry on February 21.

He was spotted the following day near the Brecon Mountain Railway in Pant, but had not been seen since.

His family had issued a heartfelt appeal to Mr Mr Miles to come home last week, after it emerged he used his bus pass to travel to Merthyr the day after his disappearance.

The body was located yesterday afternoon on the mountainside above Merthyr Tydfil.