THE body of a missing man has been found in a park.

Officers discovered James Clarke's body in Towneley Park, Burnley, at midday today.

Mr Clarke was last seen at around 6.30pm on Saturday, January 4, in Hollingreave Road Burnley in the town.

A police spokesman said: "Formal identification has been carried out and the body can be confirmed as that of Mr Clarke.

"His family have been told and our thoughts are with all Mr Clarke’s loved ones at this time.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and a file will be prepared for HM Coroner.

"We would like to thank everyone who assisted during the search for James."