Body found in Towneley Park confirmed as missing Burnley man

Police have confirmed that a body found in Towneley Park is that of missing man James Clarke.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 3:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 5:16 pm
Police have confirmed the sad news that a body has been found in Towneley Park

James Clarke (32) was last seen at around 6-30pm on Saturday January 4th in the Hollingreaves Road area of Burnley.

Police were called to Towneley Park in the town at shortly before midday today (Wednesday) after reports a body had been found.

A police spokesman said: "Formal identification has been carried out and the body can be confirmed as that of Mr Clarke.

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"His family have been told and our thoughts are with all Mr Clarke’s loved ones at this time.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and a file will be prepared for HM Coroner.

"We would like to thank everyone who assisted during the search for James."