Stefano Marescotti, the presenter on the QVC television channel that is based in Chiswick Business Park has been found dead

Marescotti was the subject of a missing persons appeal when colleagues and friends both in this country and Italy became concerned when they hadn’t heard from him. He had last been seen in the Chiswick area on Thursday 18 March.

The Metropolitan Police has sadly confirmed his death.

Missing People is a charity that offers a lifeline to the 180,000 people who run away and go missing each year in the UK.

They listen in confidence and support missing people and their families to explore their options and, where possible, to reconnect.

Missing People has launched 116 000 – the number to call or text for support if you or someone you love goes missing.