Sadly, at around 11.30am today (Tuesday, October 24th), the body of a man was found by police in a barn near Haslingden.
The body has been identified as that of Mr Phillip Heap, 41, who had been missing from his home in Accrington since about 8.20am this morning. A post mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death but at this time it is not being treated as suspicious.
His family are aware and specially trained officers are offering support to them.
Our thoughts are with Mr Heap’s family and friends at this sad time.