Body of a man found in a septic tank on farm in Gloucestershire

Officers discovered the body of a man on Wednesday at a farm at Cromhall, near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire following a two-day search. (Getty)
Officers discovered the body of a man on Wednesday at a farm at Cromhall, near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire following a two-day search. (Getty)

A body has been discovered in a disused septic tank following a desperate search for a missing man.

Officers discovered the body of a man on Wednesday at a farm at Cromhall, near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire following a two-day search.

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Investigations are ongoing at the site in Cowship Lane, but Avon and Somerset Police say that the death is not believed to be suspicious.

A police spokesperson said: "Sadly the body of a man was found in an unused septic tank at a property in the Cowship Lane area in Cromhall.

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"The family of the missing man have been informed but formal identification still has to be carried out.

"The death is being treated as unexplained but not believed to be suspicious, pending the outcome of a postmortem.

"The coroner has been advised."

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