Missing Sheffield man’s body found in field

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A body found in a field was of a man who had been reported missing to police earlier in the day.

Officers were alerted to the discovery of a body on the outskirts of Foolow, a village close to Chesterfield, on Tuesday night.

The 37-year-old man, who has not yet been named but was from Loxley, Sheffield, had been reported missing to South Yorkshire Police three hours before his body was found.

A police search was mounted, during which a police helicopter was used to scour the ground from the air in the hope of locating the man.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The coroner for Derbyshire has been informed of the death and enquiries are now being carried out ahead of an inquest which will be held.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “The man was reported missing at 4.05pm on Tuesday and his body was found at 7.30pm.

“After he was reported missing extensive enquires were made in a bid to find him, in conjunction with Derbyshire Police, which included the use of the police helicopter.”

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “We can’t identify him yet but next of kin have been informed.

“His body was found in a field off the road that links Foolow with Great Hucklow.”