Missing man found dead

Sam Leiper
Sam Leiper

A MAN who went missing last week has now been found dead in Wigan woodland.

Police were called following a concern for welfare in a wooded area in Standish Wood near to Arbour Lane, Standish, shortly before 8pm on Sunday July 19.

Officers attended and discovered the body of 22-year-old Samuel Leiper, of Standish.

His family would like to thank everyone for their support in looking for him since he went missing on Monday July 13.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and a file has been passed to the coroner.