Body found in search for MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis' former colleague

Police searching for missing Anthony Hill - a former colleague of MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis - have found a body, investigators have said.

Norfolk Police said in a statement this morning that officers discovered the body of a man in Norwich, shortly before 8pm. While they are yet to formally identify the body, the service said it has informed the family of Anthony.

They confirmed confirmed: "Police can confirm the body of a man was found in Norwich last night (Thursday 20 June 2024). The body was discovered in an area off Heathgate in the city shortly before 8pm."

They added that while formal identification is still pending, they have informed the family of 37 year old Anthony, who was reported missing from his home in Norwich on Monday (17 June 2024). The police also stated that the death is not believed to be suspicious and that a "file will be prepared for the coroner in due course".

Anthony Hill
Police have been searching for missing Anthony Hill -Credit:Police handout

Anthony was thought to be last seen leaving his Plumstead Road East home at 7.45am on Monday morning. CCTV later captured him at a Co-Op on Sprowston Road around 10am, reports the Mirror.

The local police and volunteers quickly initiated a search for the father of two, focusing their efforts on Mousehold Heath.

Anthony Hill
Anthony was spotted on CCTV -Credit:Police handout

The case of the missing person garnered national attention, with Martin Lewis, who previously worked with Mr Hill, issuing an urgent appeal as the search intensified. Speaking to ITV News Anglia, the money-saving expert urged the public to keep their eyes peeled for the dad.

He explained: "The message is just really simple: please keep your eye out for Ant. Anyone who lives in the locale, check your CCTV just in case he happened to walk past and it gives the police something more to go on."

Martin also shared that Anthony's wife, Kayleigh, reached out through a colleague to see if he could "use your profile to help raise awareness", to which he responded immediately, saying "of course, I jumped on it".

He elaborated: "What's the point of having profile if you can't help in a case like this? He added: "I have fond memories of Ant and wanted to do what I can to help"."

He affirmed: "As long as I can be useful in helping spread the message, so we can get real awareness on the fact that Ant's missing and how many of us are desperate to have him back and to welcome him back into Kayleigh's arms, into his family's arms and to make all of our hearts beat a little bit better, I will keep doing so, as long as Kayleigh thinks that's the right thing to do."