Heavy snow and harsh winds blight Britain

The body of a 27-year-old man has been found in deep snow in Burnley.

Police believe he was on his way home from a night out with friends when he got caught up in the bad weather conditions last night.

It comes as heavy snow and harsh winds continue to blight many parts of the UK, playing havoc with travel plans, sports fixtures and power supplies.

More than 70 people had to be rescued from their cars in Cumbria after being stranded in huge drifts overnight.

ITV News Correspondent Debi Edward reports: