A body has been found in the search for missing poet Gboyega Odubanjo, police in Northamptonshire have said.
The 27-year-old was last seen on August 27 at Shambala festival, where he had been due to give a reading of his work on Sunday.
He had been attending the festival with friends, but he became separated from them around 4am on Saturday.
The body was discovered at 9am today, during a specialised search of the area surrounding Kelmarsh Hall where the festival took place last weekend.
While formal identification has not yet taken place, officers said the family of Mr Odubajo, from Bromley in south-east London, had been informed and are being supported.
The poet’s work had appeared in the Guardian, the Poetry Review and the New Statesman, and he was studying for a PhD in creative writing at the University of Hertfordshire.
There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances around the death.
His godmother, Antonia Onigbode said his disappearance has been a ‘shock to entire family” , when speaking to BBC radio Northampton on Wednesday.
Detective Chief Inspector Johnny Campbell said: ‘Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this very difficult time, and we would ask the media and members of the public to not contact them and respect their privacy.
We would like to thank all those involved in the search efforts, including the volunteer members of Northamptonshire Search and Rescue and the specialist search-trained officers from other forces who supported our efforts.
‘We would also like to thank all those who have supported our investigation by speaking to officers or getting in touch with information.
‘Officers from Northamptonshire Police will now prepare a file for the coroner.’
The search efforts involved the use of search dogs, trained police search advisers, neighbourhood and response officers, a police dive team, and volunteer members of Northamptonshire Search and Rescue.