A MISSING Hackney man who police thought could be in Essex has been found dead.

Officers believe that a body found on Hackney Marshes, near to Lee Valley Ice Rink, is that of 29 year-old Adam Connelly.

They are currently awaiting formal identification and a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

Mr Connelly's family have been informed and the death is not thought to be suspicious at this stage.

Police had previously issued a countywide appeal for information on the whereabouts of Adam Connelly, from Hackney, after he was last seen on Wednesday, November 14.