Police find body in hunt for missing Burnley teenager

Declan Edwards
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Police searching for missing Burnley teenager Declan Edwards have found a body.

The body was found by police officers at shortly after 4pm on Thursday, May 8 2014 in woodland at Rowley Park, Rowley Lane.

While formal identification has yet to take place at this stage the body is sadly believed to be that of Declan.

At this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious and a post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the exact cause of death.

His family have been informed and specially trained officers are offering support to them.

Police would thank the local community for all their help and support over the last few days, however the searches for Declan have been suspended pending formal identification of the body.