Police find body in search for missing 35-year-old Lancashire man

Police searching for missing man James Dean have found a body.
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James Dean

James (35), a former Padiham Clitheroe and Chorley FC footballer, was last seen in Oswaldtwistle around midnight on Wednesday.

Following extensive police enquiries a body was found in the Moscow Mill Street area around 2-25pm today.

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While the body has yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be James.

A police spokesman said: "His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

"We would like to thank everyone who assisted during the search for James."