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Man found dead on Fleetwood beach

Map of where the man's body was found Credit: ITV Granada

Police are appealing for information after the body of a man was found washed up on the beach at Fleetwood yesterday, Monday 17 February.

Around 5.40pm a dog walker called police after they found the body of a man on the beach at Rossall.

The body was approximately one mile out from land and was recovered with the assistance of the Coastguard.

Enquiries are underway to identify the man and the death is being treated as unexplained at this time.

Detective Inspector Bev Foster said: “We believe this man has only been in the water for a short period of time and we are doing all we can to find out who he is and how he came to be in the water.

The man is described as white, in his late forties or mid-sixties. He is 5ft 8 to 10inches tall, medium build, clean shaven with light brown balding hair and blue eyes.

He was wearing bottoms and black cotton trousers over the top, a blue button up jacket and black lace up shoes.

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Burglary at Fleetwood Town football club

Police have released CCTV images of four people they are keen to trace following a burglary at Fleetwood Town football club on Saturday 26 January.

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

The offence sometime between 8pm on Saturday night and 8am Sunday morning when at least four people broke into the football club on Highbury Avenue using equipment such as an angle grinder, crowbar and hammer.

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

The offenders gained access via a perimeter gate close to the Memorial Park and from there entry has been forced through a door within the stands.

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

Once inside they have searched various rooms before leaving via the same gate with two safes, described as small and black with a keypad locking system, and a 42” flat screen LG TV.

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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