BREAKING NEWS: Police identify man found on beach

Emergency services on the beach. PIC: Gavin Stanfield
Emergency services on the beach. PIC: Gavin Stanfield
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Police have identified a man whose body was found on Blackpool Beach.

Officers were called to the beach, opposite Blackpool Tower, at around 4pm on Tuesday, following a call from a member of the public.

The man’s body was removed with assistance from the Coastguard.

Detectives today said they had been able to confirm the man’s identity and were in the process of informing his family.

The 41-year-old is from the Leicester area.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We were called at around 4pm on August 2nd to the promenade in Blackpool to reports the body of a man had been found on the beach.

“We have now identified the body as that of a 41-year-old male from the Leicester area.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish how he came to be in Blackpool and the circumstances of his death.

“However, his death is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file has been passed to the coroner.”