Could body be that of missing Rossendale man (31)?

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Police believe a body found at Whitworth at the weekend could be that of missing Rossendale man Heath Nield.

The body was found on land behind Healey Conservative Club, Whitworth, shortly before 2-45pm yesterday (Sunday), Police are in the process of recovering the body which appears to have been there for some time and is badly decomposed.

While formal identification has not yet been carried out, police believe there is a strong possibility the body is that of Health Nield (31), who went missing from his home in Rochdale Road, Bacup, in July.

Mr Nield’s family have been made aware of the latest development.

Further forensic tests will need to be carried out to confirm the identity of the body.