The body of a man has been pulled from a river in East Lancashire.

Police were called to Huttock End Lane in Stacksteads at around 2.10pm yesterday (Tuesday December 27) after receiving calls about a concern for welfare. 

Officers and other emergency service personnel attended but sadly, a man's body was found in the river close to the Rose 'N' Bowl pub. 

A large police presence was seen parked near to Rosemount Working Men's Club.

The man's death is at this time being treated as unexplained. 

A spokesperson for the police said: "We were called to End Lane, Bacup, at 2.21pm yesterday (December 27) to reports of a concern for welfare.

"Emergency services have attended and sadly found the body of a man in the river.

"His death is currently being treated as unexplained."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting log 601 of December 27.