A BODY has been discovered in the search for a missing pensioner, police have revealed.

Mary Holland, 87, was last seen at her home address in West Hill Drive,Hythe, at 10.30pm last night.

The dementia sufferer was last seen wearing a red and green dressing gown and a nightie, which had red flowers on it.

But police have this afternoon revealed that a body has been discovered at Shore Road in Hythe.

A spokesman said: “Sadly police officers searching for missing 87-year-old Mary Holland, who was reported as missing earlier today, have discovered a body at Shore Road in Hythe.

“Formal identification of the body has yet to take place, however Mrs Holland's family has been informed.

“The search operation has now been concluded.”