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Police confirm body found in river as missing Michael Brookes

Posted on - 7th February, 2018 - 1:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Michael Brookes - new picture released of missing Preston man
Michael Brookes – new picture released of missing Preston man

Lancashire Police has now confirmed the body found yesterday (February 6) is that of missing Michael Brookes.

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A body was found in the River Ribble at around 12.15pm close to Maritime Way near Preston Docks.

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Police have been searching for Michael since he went missing from Avenham Park in January.

A statement from Lancashire Police said: “The body has now sadly been confirmed as that of Michael Brooks, 19, who went missing from Avenham Park on January 14th.”

Police presence in Avenham Park as the search for Michael Brookes continues Pic: Paul Melling
Police presence in Avenham Park during the search

“A post mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death but at this time it is not being treated as suspicious and there is nothing to suggest this is anything other than tragic circumstances.

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“Since he went missing police and partner agencies have carried out thorough searches and a full investigation into the circumstances. Specially trained officers are supporting Mr Brooks’ family at this time. They were out looking for Michael when the body was found.

More: Police update as body found in the River Ribble

“Our thoughts remain with Michael’s family and friends at this sad time.”

Police said at this time the death is not being treated as suspicious.

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