Body found in search for missing walker in Cumbria


Police searching for a missing walker in the Cumbrian fells have recovered the body of a man.

Richard Hampson, 56, of Port Haverigg, Millom, was last seen walking from Haverigg towards Port Haverigg holiday village on the morning of 11 June.

Cumbria Police said a member of the public reported finding a body on fells at Black Combe, which Mr Hampson was known to frequent.

A spokesman said there appeared to be no suspicious circumstances.

He added: "Police officers and Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team attended and recovered the body on Sunday.

"Police are working to formally identify the man and inform immediate family members.

"The coroner has been informed."

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