EMERGENCY services searching for a missing man at the scene of a house fire in Oreton have located a body.

The fire was reported at 11.36pm on Monday night at a property in the Cramer Gutter Lane area of Oreton, Shropshire.

"I can confirm that a body, believed to be the occupant, was located by search teams in the property yesterday afternoon and that next of kin have been notified,” said Detective Sergeant Alex Sullivan of West Mercia Police.

"Formal identification is due to take place and family members are being supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time.

"Enquiries are underway to establish the cause of the fire, which is not being treated as suspicious at this time."