POLICE have found a man's body near train lines in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Police said the body was discovered at about 11.20am on Thursday.

British Transport Police located the body in some undergrowth, near to train lines in the Seamer Road area of Scarborough. 

Formal identification is yet to take place, however officers believe it is missing Whitby man Peter Brown, who was last seen in Scarborough in May 2019.

Peter’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this very difficult time.