Police have confirmed that the body found on land in the Forest of Bowland was that of a 14-year-old boy,
Lancashire Police and emergency services were called to an address in Victoria Terrace, Calder Vale, to reports of concern for safety at around 6-15pm on Wednesday, January 4th.
Shortly after that the child's body was found on land behind the property.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “At approximately 6.15pm on January 4th we were called to an address on Victoria Terrace, Calder Vale, to reports of concern for safety.
“Emergency services attended and sadly the body of a 14-year-old boy was found on land behind the property a short while later.
“His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been passed to the Coroner.”