Body found in Fleetwood after missing person search

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A man was found hanged in Fleetwood following a seven-hour search.

The 57-year-old was reported missing in Lancaster, sparking the search at around 7pm on Sunday, before being found on land close to Dock Road.

The discovery was made at around 2.30am on Monday. Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “During a search for a 57-year-old man who had gone missing from home in Lancaster, a body was found hanged in Fleetwood.

“This was at shortly before 2.30am on Monday at some land near Dock Road, Fleetwood.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and a file will be passed to the coroner.”

Police said the man’s family has been informed.