Search for former Shawlands teacher suspended

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Police searching for a former Shawlands Academy teacher have called off the search after finding a body.

Dementia sufferer Gordon Wilson (82) was last seen leacing his home in Essex on October 25.

Family members believed the former Shawlands Academy head teacher was travelling to Glasgow, where he lived with his wife for more than 70 years.

A spokesman said: “The search for missing man Gordon Wilson has been suspended following the discovery of a man’s body in a wooded area in Sible Hedingham.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.

“No formal identification has taken place yet but Gordon’s family have been updated and the police search suspended.”