Man named after body found on Middleton beach

Police have confirmed that a man whose body was found on the beach at Middleton yesterday was 49-year-old Darren Wilkinson from Barrow.

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 2:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:23 pm
The scene at Middleton Sands after a body was found on June 21.

The man’s body was found by a workman at Carr Lane, just before 8am on Tuesday.

Mr Wilkinson’s family and next-of-kin have been informed.

The man who made the discovery was working for VolkerBrooks, who are based on White Lund and are currently carrying out work at the site laying ducting underneath the marshland for cables.

Police officers, including Crime Scene Investigation vehicles, were at the scene for several hours following the find.

HM Coastguard also assisted in the operation.

A police spokesman said there are no suspicious circumstances at this time.