Update on body in field

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A MAN’S body found in a field at Elm on yesterday (Monday) morning is believed to be that of local man Andrew Collingwood.

Mr Collingwood, also known as Ed, had been missing from his home at Begdale for over a week and his family were becoming increasingly concerned for his wellbeing as he suffered from epilepsy.

He left home on Saturday August 18 wearing just shorts and T-shirt and riding his pedal cycle and without his medication.

A member of the public made the grim discovery around 10am yesterday in field off Begdale Road, opposite Elm Self Store.

Police were called and the area was cordoned off. Scenes of crime officers also attended the incident.

Police later confirmed the body was that of a man and that the death was not being treated as suspicious.

The coroner has been informed and an inquest will be opened once formal identification has been made.