Body found in Scarborough is confirmed by coroner as missing man Pete Brown, of Whitby

A body found in Scarborough has been confirmed as missing Whitby man Peter Brown.

Sunday, 31st January 2021, 5:08 pm
Updated Sunday, 31st January 2021, 5:12 pm
Pete Brown was last seen in May 2019.

A coroner has confirmed the tragic news following the discovery of a body on Thursday January 21 by British Transport Police in some overgrowth, near to train lines in the Seamer Road area of Scarborough.

The father-of-two was last seen at Cross Lane Hospital in Scarborough on May 8 2019.

Efforts to find him included his friends setting up a Facebook group which hundreds of people joined, and an online fundraiser which collected almost £5,000.

Police say his family have asked for their privacy to be respected.