Police searching for a missing 59-year-old man have sadly found a body.
Officers found the body of the deceased male close to Whitehall Park in Darwen this morning.
Although no formal identification has taken place we believe it to be Zbigniew Strzelczyk, who was reported missing after walking out of Royal Blackburn Hospital at about 8.25am on October 16. A wide-scale search involving police officers and mountain rescue volunteers has been taking place since.
Mr Strzelczyk’s family have been informed of the development and are being supported by specially trained officers.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for HM Coroner in due course.