Police identify body found on Blackpool Beach

Police are appealing for information after a man's body was found on a beach in Blackpool.

Officers were called to the beach, opposite the Wedding Chapel, at 7.20am on Saturday.

Following an appeal, the body was identified as being that of Eric Brown, 64, of Newbury, Berkshire.

His family have been informed of the discovery but police are keen to find out how and why Mr Brown came to be in the resort, although there are no suspicious circumstances.

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Mr Brown was wearing a dark grey woollen coat and a distinctive gold and silver watch.

These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with Mr Brown's family at this incredibly difficult time.

Detective Inspector Kev Simmons, Blackpool CID