The body of missing Blackburn man David Young has been found in the River Ribble.

Mr Young, known as ‘Youngy’ to his friends, was last seen alive on October 17 after visiting the Co-op on Livesey Branch Road at around 10.30pm.

His body was discovered in the River Ribble at Preston on Wednesday.

Lancashire Police says a post mortem examination has confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Detective Inspector Mark Winstanley said “This is a tragic set of circumstances and this is the news that I’m sure David’s family have been dreading. Our thoughts are with the family and we will continue to provide them support through this difficult time.”

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