Body found in search for missing OAP

Vi Ann Burton
Vi Ann Burton

A body found by police officers this morning is believed to be that of missing pensioner Violet Burton.

The body which is thought to be that of the 79-year-old dementia sufferer was found near to Lower Road in Stoke Mandeville at 11.48am today (Tuesday).

The pensioner, who was known as Vi Ann, was last seen leaving Stoke Mandeville Hospital yesterday at around midday.

Formal identification has yet to take place and at this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

Mrs Burton’s family has been informed.