A body has been found in a search for a missing man

A body has been found in the search for a missing man.

The body was found at shortly before midday today (Saturday, February 25th) on Centurion Way at Farington.

While he has yet to be formally identified the body is sadly believed to be that of Michael Hutchinson who went missing earlier this week.

There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances at this time.

Mr Hutchinson, 34, had last been seen at an address on Towngate in Leyland on Wednesday.

Our thoughts are with Mr Hutchinson’s family at this time and we would thank to thank all those who helped with the search to find him.

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Man missing in Preston

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 34-year-old man who’s gone missing from home in Preston.

Michael Hutchinson was last seen at around 7pm last night (Wednesday) at an address on Towngate, Leyland and has not been seen or heard from since.

It is thought he may be suffering with mental health problems.

“We are extremely worried about Michael and would like to trace him as soon as possible.

“We would urge anybody with information as to his whereabouts to contact us immediately. Similarly we would appeal to Michael, if he sees this appeal, to get in touch to let us know he is safe.”

He is described as white, of slim build, with a ginger ‘skinhead’ hairstyle. He has a tattoo on the back of his neck and is clean-shaven.

He was last seen wearing a tartan hooded shirt, faded blue jeans, a black puffa jacket with square stitching and black Adidas high-top trainers.

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 1208 of February 22nd.

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Appeal to trace missing Preston man: James Ramsden missing

Friends and family of a man missing from Preston have appealed for him to come home.

James Ramsden was last seen on Tuesday (31 January) in Vine Street off Marsh Lane.

His friend Mark O’Rourke has taken to Facebook to appeal.

He says: “Has anyone seen or heard anything from James Ramsden? Please us know know as he is missing.

“His parents and family are going out of their minds and police are investigating his whereabouts.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log Lc-20170203-1198.

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BREAKING NEWS : Body found in search for missing boy

Police searching for a missing boy following a fire in Parbold have found a body.

Emergency services were called around 3pm on Sunday (January 29) to Fairhurst Hall, Chorley Road after a fire at a barn.

Following the fire, Louis Simpson, 14, from Parbold, was reported missing.

After an extensive search of the area a body was recovered from the barn last night (January 30). While yet to be formally identified, the body is sadly believed to be Louis.

Louis’ family have been informed this morning and they are being supported by specially trained officers. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Enquiries are continuing to establish what has happened and what caused the fire, however at this stage there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to try to establish the cause of death and a file will be passed to the coroner in due course.

In a tribute, Louis’ parents said:

“It is with deep regret and heartbreak that we can confirm the tragic loss of our beautiful, beautiful boy Louis James Simpson.
“We are all truly devastated but want to thank our amazing family and friends for their on-going love and support. We ask that our privacy is respected at this extremely difficult time”.

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URGENT APPEAL: Teen still missing after barn blaze

A teenage boy is still missing after a major fire in Lancashire, say police….

Louis Simpson, 14, was last seen in the local area before the fire and police are now “seriously concerned for his welfare.”

Nigel Barraclough, Force Incident Manager for Lancashire Police said: “At this moment in time Louis could be anywhere. We are seriously concerned for his welfare as he is currently unaccounted for.”

Police believe he may have been at the barn with a group of friends when the fire broke out but while they have been traced Louis is still missing.

The barn fire, which started at £2m property Fairhurst Hall in Chorley Road, Parbold, was reported to emergency services at around 3pm on Sunday, 29 January.

Police and fire services are still at the scene of the fire and Chorley Road remains closed between the junctions with Robin Lane and The Delph.

Four fire engines from Skelmersdale, Ormskirk and Tarleton plus one from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to the fire.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said at around 6pm last night: “There were number of challenging aspects to this incident; the fire involved asbestos and there are concerns that someone may have been in the building at the time the fire started.

“Firefighters are still at the scene due to concerns that a missing 14-year-old boy who was last seen in the area before the fire started may be inside the barn.”

A search of the area will resume today with colleagues from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.
Police are urging anyone with information on Louis’ whereabouts to contact them on 101 quoting log number 0828 of 29 January.

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Appeal for missing woman from Preston

Missing: Virginia Jayne Moss, 32, was last seen by a relative at an address on Westfield Drive in Preston yesterday morning (Friday 20 January) at around 10am.

She was due to leave for work but did not attend and she has not returned home.

We are concerned for her welfare and would urge anyone with information about where she is to contact us.

Virginia is described as white, 5ft 10ins, with shoulder length blonde hair and blue eyes. She also has a tattoo of a bee on her ankle.

She was last seen wearing a long khaki jacket, black skinny jeans, black pumps and a black cross body bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident reference LC-20170120-1466.


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