POLICE searching for a man who has been missing for five weeks have discovered a body.

Michael Redmond, 47, who lived in The Vale, Vange was last seen on Friday July 5.

He was seen walking near the 13th hole at Basildon Golf Course on Clay Hill Lane, Basildon, but has not been seen since.

Today specialist police search officers returned to search the undergrowth at the golf course and discovered a body.