UPDATE: Missing Leicester man

Police officers carrying out a search of the Grand Union Canal, near to Eastern Boulevard, Leicester, discovered a body in the water at approximately 11.57am this morning (Wednesday January 19).

Officers believe the body is that of missing man Arthur Prosser, but formal identification by the coroner is yet to take place.

Arthur (68) went missing from his home, in Saxon Street, Leicester, on December 3, 2010.

The body has been recovered from the water and officers are currently at the scene carrying out for forensic examination.


Arthur is described as white, approximately 5’9” tall, with grey receding hair which has some dark specks. He is of medium build and was wearing a pair of green army style trousers and a distinctive dark green jacket with the outline of a white tick on the back. He walks with a limp and holds his left arm up against his waist.

His family members are very concerned for his health and are anxious to trace him. He suffers from Parkinson’s disease, which can be affected by the cold weather, and he does not have his medication with him.

Insp Ross Dimmock, one of the officers investigating Arthur’s disappearance, said: “Mr Prosser’s disappearance is extremely out of character; he is a creature of habit and has never been missing before.

“Perhaps you saw him on the bus, maybe you remember seeing him in the street or at a shop in the Narborough Road area where he lives?  Anything, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could help so please get in touch.”

If you have information about Arthur, his whereabouts or the circumstances surrounding his disappearance then please contact the duty Sergeant at Hinckley Road policing unit on Leicester (0116) 222 2222 extension 6817 and refer to incident 636 03/12/10.