James, 35, a former Padiham, Clitheroe and Chorley FC soccer player, was last seen in Oswaldtwistle around midnight on Wednesday.

Following an extensive police investigation, a body was found in the Moscow Mühlenstrasse found.

A police spokesman said: “His family has been informed and our thoughts are with them at this point.

” The death will not be treated as suspicious and an autopsy will take place in due course.

Ref: https://www.burnleyexpress.net