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Police looking for missing Anthony Stubbs find body

Anthony Stubbs as last seen in November last year Photo: Lancashire Police

Police searching for a young father who vanished more than a month ago say they have found a body they believe to be his.

Anthony Stubbs, 16, was last seen on November 25 when he left his home in Leyland, Lancashire, to visit his mother's house nearby.

Anthony, who has a four-month-old daughter, Lily, with girlfriend Charlotte Mason, has not been seen since.

Lancashire Police said a body found hanging from a tree in Brickfield Wood, next to Worden Playing Fields, Leyland, at 1.45pm yesterday is believed to be his.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage although a post-mortem examination will be carried out to establish the exact cause of death.

"His family have been informed and specially trained officers are offering support to them.

"Our thoughts are with Anthony's family and friends at this tragic time."

Anthony left his home on Leyland Lane just before 1pm on Sunday, November 25, heading to his mother's address at nearby Southbrook Road.

The last confirmed sighting of the teenager was on Leyland Lane near the Seven Stars public house at 12.55pm on that day.