A BODY of a man has been found in the River Severn near Stourport.

The man's body was recovered from the water this morning. Formal identification has not yet taken place but it is believed to be missing local man Stephen Colledge.

The 53-year-old was reported missing on January 29 and had not been seen or heard from since.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Mr Colledge's next of kin has been informed and has asked that their privacy be respected at this time.