Search for missing Matthew called off after body is found

Matthew Harris.

POLICE have called off the search for missing person Matthew Harris after a body was found this morning in Leek.

Matthew, 36, from Macclesfield, but originally from Leek, was reported missing a week ago.

He had been last seen leaving a public house in his former home town, at around 5.30pm, on Sunday, March 31.

Police have revealed the body of a man, believed to be Matthew, was found at around 10.50am today, in an area near to Ball Haye Green Workingmen’s Club .

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Matthew’s family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“Formal identification will take place in due course. Detectives do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for HM Coroner”.