THE body of a pub landlord who vanished after the theft of almost £30,000 (€36,658) from a Christmas collection has been found in the sea, police said.
Malcolm Levesconte (59) was last seen on December 9 boarding a ferry for France after the theft from the Christmas savings club at his pub, the Royal Oak in Shrewton, near Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Detectives have been working on the theory that he had been propping up his failing pub business with money from the fund.
The body was found near Dover. The death is being treated as non-suspicious.