British actor Trevor Smith has reportedly been found dead in a quarry in Derbyshire, England.

The star, who appeared in hit Tv soap operas Coronation Street and Hollyoaks, went missing on Monday (05Jan15) and police released an urgent appeal for information on his whereabouts.

Cops now believe a man's body found in a quarry on Tuesday (06Jan15) is that of Smith.

In a statement, a Derbyshire Police spokesman says, "Officers believe that the body found... is Trevor Smith, who was also known as Trevor Hancock."

Smith played Kevin Dolan in Coronation Street in 1999, and he also had roles in dramas including Emmerdale, No Angels and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.