Search for miss­ing man called off af­ter body found

Leek Post & Times - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have called off the search for a miss­ing 49-yearold man af­ter a body was found in Leek.

The body was dis­cov­ered in the Bux­ton Road area at around 5pm on Sun­day.

Po­lice say they are con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate the death and said they were call­ing off the search for

James Dale.

The 49-year-old, from Leek, was last seen at his home on Thurs­day Novem­ber 15.

A Stafford­shire Po­lice spokesman said: “Sadly, the body of a man was found at around 5pm on Sun­day in an area near Bux­ton Road, Leek.

“Po­lice are con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate the death, how­ever they are not look­ing for any other per­sons in con­nec­tion with this case. “The fam­ily of the de­ceased are be­ing sup­ported by spe­cially-trained of­fi­cers and have asked for pri­vacy at this dif­fi­cult time.”

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