Police searching for a 35-year-old man who had been missing for more than a month have called off the search after finding a body.
Staffordshire Police ended the hunt for Shaun James following an operation in which specialist advisers from Wales were called in to assist local police.
Police say the body of a man was discovered in an area off Garner Street in Etruria, a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
As reported by StokeonTrentLive, Police Search Advisers (POLSA) from North Wales Police had been called in to assist officers, with the focus put on areas around Garner Street and Fowlea Brook in the nearby district of Shelton.
Shaun had last been seen on CCTV in Broad Street, Hanley, at around 2am on Saturday March 18.
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Officers said that the death is being treated as unexplained.
A police spokeswoman said: “We have called off the search for missing person Shaun.
“Sadly, the body of a man was found in an area off Garner Street in Etruria yesterday afternoon.
“Formal identification will take place in due course.
“His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
“We would like to thank colleagues, partner agencies and the public for their assistance and support during the search.
“At this time the death is being treated as unexplained.
“Enquiries are continuing and a report will be prepared for HM Coroner.”