Police officers investigating the disappearance of Kiran Pun have found a body in Brickfields Country Park, Aldershot.

The discovery was made on Sunday (January 15), around 3pm, when a body was located in an area of shrubbery.

A police spokesman confirmed officers "do believe this to be Kiran", although formal identification has not yet been completed.

Family of the missing 36 year old have been informed, and are being supported by specialist officers.

DCI Adam Edwards, head of major crime at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary, said: "We are working hard now to understand what has happened to Kiran and to be able to provide answers to his family at what is no doubt a very difficult time for them.

"We are keeping an open mind and will be making a number of enquiries in the coming days to formally identify him, with a postem mortem due to take place tomorrow.

"It is really important for us to now understand how and when Kiran came to be in Brickfields Country Park.

"If you have seen anything suspicious or that didn't look right in the area, then please can you get in touch with us.

"Any sightings of Kiran or any information, however small it may seem to you, could be vitally important to our enquiries.

"If you aren't able to come directly to us with any information, then you can contact Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously.

"There will also be officers in the area conducting enquiries and going house to house, so if you do have any concerns or wish to tell us anything about this matter, then please do not hesitate to approach us.

"Please, can I urge anyone that can assist to come forward and help us provide Kiran's family the answers they are seeking."

Anyone with information, in particular any footage which may assist the police, is asked to submit this by going to: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC22N08-PO1

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

Mr Pun, from Amesbury in Wiltshire, was last seen around 7.38pm on December 1, in East Park Road, Aldershot.

He had travelled by train from Andover to Farnborough, before taking the Number 1 bus from there to Aldershot railway station.

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and they remain on bail.