A body has been found in the search for a missing Weymouth man. 

Police issued an appeal yesterday when concerns grew for 43-year-old Michael Hayes, after he disappeared from his home address in Melcome Regis around 7.30pm.

However, at 1.30am this morning, a man's body was discovered at Radipole Lake nature reserve.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "While formal identification is yet to take place, we are very sad to report that the body is believed to be that of Michael Hayes. His next of kin have been informed."

Police initially stated Mr Hayes as being 44-years-old but have now confirmed his age to be 43. 

His death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been notified.

Issuing an appeal yesterday, Chief Inspector Wayne Nock, of Dorset Police, said Mr Hayes had "a lot on his mind recently" and the disappearance was "completely out of character."

Chief Inspector Nock added police were increasingly concerned for his welfare, particularly due to the poor weather conditions.

He made a direct plea to Michael to contact his family. 

Searches were carried out in the local area.