Police find a body in search for former Yorkshire Coast footballer James Dean

Police searching for a missing former Yorkshire Coast footballer have found a body.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 6:16 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th May 2021, 6:18 pm
Police searching for former Yorkshire Coast footballer James Dean have found a body. Photo by Lancashire Constabulary.
Police searching for former Yorkshire Coast footballer James Dean have found a body. Photo by Lancashire Constabulary.

James Dean, who played for Bridlington Town, was last seen in the Orchard Drive area of Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire at around midnight on Wednesday.

Following extensive police enquiries, a body was found in the Moscow Mill Street area of Lancashire at around 2.25pm today (Sunday).

While the body has yet to be formally identified, police say it is believed to be 35-year-old Mr Dean.

James Dean playing for Chorley.

Bridlington Town posted on social media: "Such sad news about James. Our thoughts and condolences are with all of his family and friends at this sad time. RIP Deano."

A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary said: "His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

"We would like to thank everyone who assisted during the search for James."

Mr Dean played for several clubs in Yorkshire and Lancashire in a prolific non-league career, including Chorley, Harrogate, FC Halifax Town, Altrincham, Warrington Town, Ashton United, AFC Fylde and Stalybridge Celtic.