Family of murdered man plead with witnesses to come forward

The family of a murdered man who has been lying unidentified for 15 years have spoken of their grief.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 5th October 2018, 3:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2018, 6:29 am
Darren Carley went missing in 2002
Darren Carley went missing in 2002

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His family have now spoken out about their grief.

They said: “We are trying to come to terms with the news that not only has Darren been traced after all these years but that he was also the victim of a murder. This has been extremely difficult news for us to receive.

“As Darren’s family, we are pleading with the person responsible to search their conscience, do the right thing and hand themselves in.

"Similarly, if anyone has any information they think will help the police investigation into what happened, please speak to Lancashire Police.

“We would like to thank people for the support and kind words we have received during this incredibly sad time.”