Police looking for a missing sailor believe his body has been recovered off the Isle of Wight.

The boat of Hany Mustapha, 46, of Kingston-upon-Thames, was found beached on the island on Saturday.

He had bought the boat, named Brigand, at a private sale in Poole earlier that day and had told staff he was sailing to Hayling Island.

Dorset Police said they have spoken to Mr Mustapha's family.

His body has not yet been formally identified, police said.

A five-hour search involving two Coastguard helicopters and RNLI Lifeboats from Lee-on-the-Solent, Yarmouth and Mudeford had been carried out.