A BODY has been recovered from Helvellyn by police and mountain rescue teams searching for missing pensioner Richard Hayne.

Police and mountain rescue teams found the body on Saturday (May 31) at about 6.50pm at Brown Cove Craggs on the west side of Helvellyn.

Richard Hayne, 61, from Northamptonshire, went missing from Glenridding on Wednesday (May 28) after last being seen at breakfast time at the the Inn on the Lake.

The family and kin have been informed.

Anyone with further information should call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC 1666 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.