Police searching for missing mum have found a body

Karen Simpson with her family Photo:

Police searching for a mother of three from Lancashire have found the body of a woman in a field off Marsh Moss Lane land this morning.

The body is believed to be that of missing Karen Simpson who had not been seen since the weekend.

The 31 year old from Burscough left her address around 10.30 am on Sunday 24th February and walked to the local Tesco store on Liverpool Road North.

She was seen leaving the store at around 11am. She was expected back at her home address and but did not return.

It's thought she was being treated for post natal depression following the birth of her third child.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death but at this stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.