THE body of a 20-year-old man has been found in Bacup.

Police said he was found deceased in a footpath just off Lodge Lane, Bacup, at around 9.40am this morning.

A police spokesman said the man's death is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers are in the process of contacting next of kin.

Paramedics and the fire service also attended the scene.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 9.40am this morning to reports a man's body had been found outside a property in Lodge Lane, Bacup. The report was regarding the sudden death of a 20-year-old man. The man's death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage."