Body found in search for missing man

Police searching for a missing Leek man say a body has been found.

36-year-old Matthew Harrison was last seen in the town yesterday (7 August). 

The body of a man, believed to be Matthew, was discovered earlier today (8 August) in an area of woodland off Ashenhurst Way.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: "Matthew's family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. 

"Formal identification will take place in due course.

"Detectives do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for HM Coroner."

The matter is being referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) due to previous contact with officers.

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