POLICE have confirmed that the body found close to Scafell Pike was that of 67-year-old Christopher Malcolm Blowman.

His body was found yesterday.

Mr Blowman, of Louth, Lincolnshire, was reported missing on Wednesday after he failed to return from a walk in the area.

Teams of mountain rescuers and police combed the area and discovered the body between Sty Head and Scafell Pike.

His family have been informed. A police spokeswoman said there are no suspicious circumstances and details have been passed to the coroner.