Man's body found in Scarborough; police believe it is missing Whitby man Peter Brown

Police have found a body in Scarborough which they believe is missing Whitby man Peter Brown.

British Transport Police officers contacted North Yorkshire Police at 11.20am yesterday after locating a man’s body in some overgrowth, near to train lines in the Seamer Road area of Scarborough.

Formal identification is yet to take place, however officers believe it is missing Whitby man Peter Brown, who was last seen in Scarborough in May 2019.

A police spokesperson said: "Peter’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

"The family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this very difficult time."