Cumbria Police find body in search for man accused of killing wife

John Michael Parry Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption John Parry was last seen on Monday night in Penrith

Police searching for a pensioner accused of murdering his wife in Cumbria have found a body.

The man's body was discovered at River Eden, between Kirkoswald and Little Salkeld, as 15:15 GMT, but formal identification is yet to take place.

John Michael Parry, 81, was last seen on Monday night in Penrith.

He was due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday charged with the murder of Meryl Parry, 80, at a house in Ainstable, near Carlisle, in September.

Cumbria Police had earlier issued an appeal to find the missing Mr Parry, whose family have been informed of the discovery.

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