Police search for missing Clayton West man find a body

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Police searching for a man missing from the Clayton West area of Huddersfield have found a body.

Richard Ellis was last seen at his home at 8.20am yesterday (Wednesday) and enquiries have been ongoing to find him today.

The body of an adult man was found in Scrat Haigh Wood near to Barnsley late this afternoon, during searches.

Detective Inspector Mark Walker of Huddersfield CID, said: “Officers searching for Richard have now recovered the body of an adult man from Scrat Haigh Wood near Barnsley.

“Formal identification is yet to take place but Richard’s family have been made aware of the development.

“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances at this time.”