A BODY has been found following an appeal to find a missing cyclist.

Police have confirmed that officers searching for cyclist, Martin Turner have found a body.

The 54-year-old from Totton was last seen by his family on Saturday at 8am.

He left his home address to go on a cycle ride and had not returned since or made contact.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "It’s with regret we have to inform you that officers searching for missing man Martin Turner, have this afternoon, found a body in Dorset.

"Formal identification has yet to take place but his next of kin have been informed."

The spokesperson thanked members of the public for sharing their earlier appeal.