Body found in search for barn fire boy

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A BODY has been found by po­lice search­ing for a 14-year-old boy who went miss­ing af­ter a barn fire.

Louis Simp­son ( above) was re­ported miss­ing af­ter the blaze at Fairhurst Hall in Par­bold, Lancs, on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

A po­lice spokesman said: “Af­ter an ex­ten­sive search of the area a body was re­cov­ered from the barn.

“While yet to be for­mally iden­ti­fied, the body is sadly be­lieved to be Louis.

“Louis’s fam­ily have been in­formed this morn­ing and they are be­ing sup­ported by spe­cially trained of­fi­cers.”

The force spokesman said in­quiries were con­tin­u­ing to es­tab­lish the cause of the fire, but there didn’t ap­pear to be any sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances.

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