Body of missing Burnley man believed to have been found in North Yorkshire

The body of a missing Burnley man who had not been seen in over a year is believed to have been found in North Yorkshire.

Stuart Metcalfe was reported missing in August 2020.

Two months ago, police officers found a body in the Bolton Abbey area.

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Although no formal identification has taken place, police believe it to be 48-year-old Mr Metcalfe.

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Stuart Metcalfe

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A police spokesman said: "His family have been informed of the latest development and our thoughts are with them at this extremely difficult time.

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"This is not the outcome anybody wanted, however, we would like to thank everybody who shared our witness appeals."