South East Wales

Missing pensioner Derek Pontin's body identified

Derek Pontin
Image caption Mr Pontin was last seen on 7 November

A body found in Caerphilly county has been confirmed to be that of a missing 81-year-old man.

Derek Pontin from Blackwood had last been seen on Bridge Street on 7 November.

Formal identification was carried out after the body was discovered in the Pontllanfraith area earlier this week.

There are no suspicious circumstances and Gwent Police officers are supporting Mr Pontin's family.

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