THE family of a young Hampshire man missing for more than a month have been told by police of the discovery of a man's body.

Kyle Hayman, 22, who was last seen at 11am on May 18, left a property in Waterlooville saying he was going for a walk.

Detectives from Hampshire Constabulary made public appeals for sightings and said they had the ''utmost concern'' for him.

Today it emerged that a body was found in woodland near Pigeon House Lane, Southwick, Hampshire, at around 11.50am yesterday.

A police spokesman said the body has not yet been formally identified, but relatives of Mr Hayman have been informed about the discovery.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.