Missing St Helens man found dead

Richard Smith had been missing since Friday
Richard Smith had been missing since Friday

A body has been found in the search for missing St Helens man Richard Smith.

Officers searching for the missing 41-year-old found a body in the Haydock area on the afternoon on Saturday July 21.

Richard, from Newton-Le-Willows, had not been seen since Friday July 20 in Maple Avenue.

After extensive enquiries, emergency services were called to a wooded area near Cooper Lane in Haydock at 4.20pm but sadly, Richard was pronounced dead at the scene.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a file has been passed to the coroner.

Mr Smith’s next of kin have been informed and police officers are providing them with support at this difficult time.