THE family of a missing father-to-be told have been contacted by police after a man’s body was discovered on a beach.

A body found by police washed up on the beach at Cuckmere Haven on Tuesday is understood to match the description of missing Matthew Bursey.

Mother Chris Bursey said that Matthew’s pregnant wife has identified his clothing.

The family are now waiting for DNA results to prove it is Matthew but they aren’t expected to get the answer until next week.

It has been almost a month since the 35-year-old accountant vanished from his home in Exning, West Suffolk.

The accountant stopped at a service station for a coffee before parking his car in the Birling Gap car park at Beachy Head.