Lancashire

Thornton 'body in garden' search called off

Thornton garden police probe
Image caption The search in Knowsley Crescent has been called off after forensic investigations revealed nothing of significance

Police investigating reports of a body buried in a garden near Blackpool have called off the search.

Lancashire Police had cordoned off the home in Knowsley Crescent, Thornton, on 11 July following information received in a tip-off.

Following an extensive search, detectives said forensic enquiries revealed nothing of significance and the search was ended on Saturday.

The cordon at the empty property has now been removed.

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