THE body of an 18-year-old man who went missing earlier this week has been found.

Police officers found Scott McPhee's body near Royal Blackburn Hospital at around 8.20pm on Friday.

Mr McPhee was last seen leaving the hospital at around 11pm on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

The spokesman said: "Following our earlier missing person appeal, we have sadly found the body of a man.

"His next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by specially trained officers, and our thoughts are very much with them at this sad time."