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