Body found in field near Ulley

The body of a man has been found in a field near Ulley.

Friday, 24th February 2012, 8:39 am

Police have called off their search for Baden Powell, from Sheffield, following the discovery of the body yesterday afternoon.

South Yorkshire Police’s helicopter directed officers on the ground to the location after detecting the body while searching for the missing 71-year-old.

Mr Powell, from the Tinsley area, discharged himself from Rotherham Hospital around 3pm on Sunday afternoon.

He left hospital before he could be treated after he collapsed in the Rhino Public House in Rotherham town centre.

Formal identification of the body will now take place.

A post mortem will also be carried out to establish the cause of death, although it is not thought to be suspicious.