Woodland remains confirmed as missing Cumbria man

Peter Alexander McNay
Image caption Mr McNay went missing in May 2009

Human remains discovered in Cumbria woodland have been confirmed as those of a man missing for two years.

Forestry workers discovered the remains at Scar Brow Wood, between Gosforth and Wasdale, on 24 May.

Cumbria Police said forensic tests had confirmed they were those of Peter Alexander McNay, who went missing in May 2009 when he was 52.

They believed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Mr McNay, who was homeless at the time.

He had been living in the Copeland area of West Cumbria for a number of years and was reported missing when he did not sign on at Whitehaven Jobcentre.

Police said he was known to enjoy walking in the Gosforth area.

They said his family had been informed.

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