The body of a missing Lancashire man has been found at sea.

Kevin Long from Preston was last seen in Blackpool at around 11am on Sunday March 20.

A missing persons appeal was launched by the police but sadly, on Monday morning, officers announced a man's body had been recovered from the sea at Barrow in Cumbria. 

While formal identification has yet to take place, it is believed the body to be that of Kevin and his next of kin have been informed.

A spokesperson for the police said: "Some sad news to report this morning. Last week we asked for your help to try and find Kevin Long who was missing from his home in Preston.

"Very sadly the body of a man was recovered from the sea at Barrow, Cumbria on Saturday.

"While formal identification has yet to take place, we believe that the body is that of 57-year-old Kevin.

"His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

"We would like to thank all those who helped with our earlier appeal."