16th February 2020

Body of missing Wellington man Paul Hyam last seen in August found

Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that missing man Paul Hyam has now been found.

Mr Hyam, 78, was last seen at his home in Wellington on Friday 26 August.

Avon and Somerset Police said:

“On Tuesday (7/2), a member of the public found a body close to the Wellington Monument, which has been positively identified as Mr Hyam.

His family have been informed.”

DI Angela Burtonwood said:

“Firstly, our thoughts are with Paul’s family and friends at this very sad time.

Secondly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank communities in the Avon and Somerset and Devon areas who helped in sharing our appeals to find Paul.

We were inundated with support from local people and businesses and it was hugely appreciated.

This is not being treated as suspicious and we are preparing a report for the coroner.”