Body found in Temple Newsam woods - believed to be missing Leeds man Stephen Jarvis

A body has been found in woodland at Temple Newsam and is believed to be that of a missing Leeds man.

Monday, 24th February 2020, 8:13 am
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 9:12 am
A body has been found in woodland at Temple Newsam - believed to be that of missing Stephen Jarvis (Photo: WYP)

Stephen Jarvis, aged 54, from Halton, was reported missing on Friday evening and police launched an urgent appeal.

Mountain rescue volunteers, who were supporting the police search for him, found the body in woodland at Temple Newsam on Sunday afternoon.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Formal identification is yet to be confirmed, it is believed to be that of Mr Jarvis.

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"His family have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and the Coroner’s Office has been notified."

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