Police have suspended the search for a missing Braintree man after a body was found.

Officers have withdrawn their appeal for information about Andrew Smith, 45, after a body was discovered in an area of Braintree overnight. 

Mr Smith had last been seen at 6.50pm yesterday. 

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "No formal identification has taken place yet but Mr Smith’s family have been informed and our search has been suspended."

Police say enquiries are ongoing but the death is not being treated as suspicious.