Body of a missing Sunderland man found in Blackpool

Police have confirmed that a body found at a property in Blackpool earlier this year is that of a missing Sunderland man.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 5:16 pm

Gavin Sanderson, of Scruton Avenue in the Plains Farm area of Sunderland was reported as missing to police on Thursday, May 27.

Officers had found a body at a property in Blackpool on Monday, June 1 – with police confirming today (Friday, June 4) that it was Mr Sanderson.

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Police in Blackpool have found the body of missing Gavin Sanderson from Sunderland.
Police in Blackpool have found the body of missing Gavin Sanderson from Sunderland.

It is also understood that police are not treating the death as suspicious.

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A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: "Police can confirm that the body of Gavin Sanderson, 40, of Scruton Avenue, Sunderland was found at a property in Blackpool, on Monday, June 1.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious."

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