The sons of a man who went missing in July have posted an emotional tribute video to the "great man".

A body, believed to be Peter Kerevan, was discovered in a field in Fazakerley on Tuesday night and there has since been an outpouring of grief and support for his heartbroken family.

The 76-year-old Aintree man, who suffered with dementia, left home on July 29 and despite extensive police and community efforts to find him, officers told his family that the body found, close to Kirkby Golf Club, was likely to be him.

Thousands of condolences have flooded in for the family who took the time to thank those who helped.

On Wednesday, Mr Kerevan's family said: "The family have been informed that the body found near Kirkby golf course matches the description and clothing of Peter and the police believe it is him.

The floral tributes left on Valley Road,Fazakerley.

"As you can imagine our hearts are broken and we know all of your hearts will be broken too.

"We cannot express our thanks to each and every person that has helped us during this time.

 

"You’ve gone above and beyond what we ever could have imagined when we asked for help and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

"We will of course update you when more information comes in."

On Friday night, Peter's sons , Matthew and Peter Jr, posted an emotional tribute to their dad with a video that shows pictures of him as he grew up and as a young man with his beloved sons.

Forensic officers search a field adjacent to Kirkby Golf Course in Fazakerley.

Along side the video, they said: "A tribute to a great man........OUR DAD.

"I would like to thank everybody for the help and support at this difficult Time.

"We have been overwhelmed with the love we have received.

 

"Thank you to the Aintree community and family for everything. Xx

"We will always remember the good times and we will love you forever."

Underneath the video, hundreds of people commented their own tributes and sent condolences to the family who have touched so many hearts.

Donna Downey said: "This is so sad. I’ve been on holiday and just looked for updates today about Peter and unfortunately it’s the sad news I’m reading xx

"My heart goes out to all of your family this is a beautiful tribute xx rest in peace xxx."

Jeanette Done also said: "Sleep tight Peter , you have touched the hearts of many.

If you have been affected by any of the details mentioned in this story there are people who can help you.

Most people grieve when they lose something or someone important to them.

The way grief affects you depends on lots of things, including what kind of loss you have suffered, your upbringing, your beliefs or religion, your age, your relationships, and your physical and mental health.

Grieving is a totally normal process but there are way to get help if you need support.

Your GP is a good place to start. They can give you advice about other support services, refer you to a counsellor, or prescribe medication if needed.

Or you can contact support organisations directly, such as Cruse Bereavement Care (0808 808 1677) Samaritans (116 123) or Love Jasmine.

 

"Our sincere thoughts are with all the family, may your lovely memories keep you strong always xx."

Nicky Haslam  added: "You have touched all our hearts, what a wonderful family.

"We are just so glad you can lay your dad to rest.

 

"I so prayed for a different outcome for you all but your lovely dad can be at peace now, love and prayers to you all."

Many also said that they felt like they knew Peter after weeks of hearing kind things said about him.

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Gillian Gill said: "Aw what a beautiful tribute for your lovely dad Peter.

"My heart goes out to you all, and I am very sad for you.

"Even though we didn't know your Dad, we feel like we did, big hugs xxx."