Police find body in search for missing Northampton teenager

The force has confirmed that they are not treating the death as suspicious

Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 12:20 pm
Police found a body in Kislingbury last night.

A body, believed to be that of a missing Northampton teenager, has been found by police.

Northamptonshire Police conducted an extensive search yesterday evening (May 11) after receiving a call that a 15-year-old boy was missing from home.

Search teams were seen near the Old Red Lion pub in Kislingbury and a police helicopter was spotted hovering over the town from around 11.45pm last night.

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The search resulted in police finding the body of a young man in Kislingbury, believed to be that of missing Alfie McCreadie.

The force has confirmed that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Yesterday evening (Monday, May 11), police were called regarding a 15-year-old boy who was missing from his home.

“Sadly, after an extensive search, the body of a young man was found. Formal identification is yet to take place but it is believed to be that of Alfie McCreadie.

“We are not treating the death as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

“We would kindly ask the media not to approach Alfie’s family who would like to grieve in private at this very distressing time.”